Art, Painting Galleries and Artists
品画先神韵，论诗重性情 – 袁枚
“It takes charm to appreciate painting, character to discuss poetry.” Yuan Mei, Qing Dynasty
Galleries of paintings from Old Masters and contemporary artists
Painting Guide for Gongbi Style
Since our first article How to Paint Gongbi Style: Lotus Out of Water, we have received quite a few queries on Gongbi painting. These queries…
Feng ZiKai 丰子恺 and Cats
Feng Zikai (simplified Chinese: 丰子恺; traditional Chinese: 豐子愷; pinyin: Fēng Zǐkǎi) (November 9, 1898 – September 15, 1975) was an influential Chinese painter, pioneering manhua…
Qing Dynasty Fans
A fan can be both a beautiful artwork and a useful accessory for summer! These Qing Dynasty fans are from the Royal collection in the…
十二月令图轴 12 Months in Paintings
This set of painting shows Chinese life in 12 months. These paintings show very clearly the architecture details, normal people's daily activities. There is no theme…
Song Paintings on Silk Fan
唐画如面，宋画如酒，元画以下，渐如酒之加水，时代愈后，加水愈多，近日之昼，已经有水无酒，不能醉人，薄而无味。--- 黄宾虹(1865-1955) Tang Dynasty paintings are flat, Song Dynasty paintings are wine, paintings from Yuan Dynasty and later are going downwards. As time goes by,…
Wang Zirang 汪子让 Painting Gallery: Joy of Su Ink
Su ink Shanshui painting collection from Wang Zirang 汪子让 follower of Huang Binhong and leading Xin'An artist, well known for Su ink Shanhui paintings.
Waina 薇娜 Calligraphic wildlife painting gallery
Calligraphic Painting gallery from Waina 薇娜 celebrated wildlife artist and Fellow of the Linnean Society, now based in UK - see waina.com
Tang Yin 唐寅 Paintings
Painting gallery of Tang Yin, 唐寅 1470 - 1524, famous scholar, painter, calligrapher, and poet of the Ming Dynasty.
Lan Ying 蓝瑛 – Flowers, Birds, and Landscape Paintings
Painting Gallery for Lan Ying (蓝瑛), famous Ming Dynasty painter of Shanshui Landscapes and Flower/Bird paintings.
Wang Hui Landscape Paintings
Painting collection of Wang Hui, 王翚 1632 - 1717 one of the best Chinese landscape painters in Chinese art history.
Ancient Chinese Flower Paintings by Yun Shou Ping 惲壽平
Painting gallery of Yun Shou Ping [恽寿平] (1633-1690) famous for his paintings of flowers and animals.
Zhao Mengfu Paintings
Painting gallery for Zhao Mengfu, 赵孟頫 1254-1322, one of the most famous and important calligraphers and painters in Chinese art history.
Chinese Su Ink landscape painting tips with Wang Zirang
Wang Zirang a follower of Huang Binhong and leading Xin'An artist tells us about Chinese Su ink painting.
Song Dynasty Gongbi Painting and Sketches
A selection of Song dynasty Gongbi detail paintings with accompanying sketches to help do you paint as described in "How to Paint Gongbihua"
How to paint Gongbi style: Lotus Out of Water
A practical example of how to do a Gongbi style chinese detail painting using a famous lotus flower painting as an example.