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Song Dynasty Gongbi Painting and Sketches

Gongbi is a style of detailed chinese painting originating during the Han Dynasty and perfected during the Song Dynasty (960–1279).

Here is a set of examples for reference along with sketch templates.
You can use these sketches to make your own paintings as shown in: How to Paint Gong Bi Hua for beginners.

Red CottonRose
Red Cottonrose, Li Di, Song Dynasty 960 - 1279, 25.2 * 26.0 cm
Red Cottonrose, Li Di, Song Dynasty 960 – 1279, 25.2 * 26.0 cm
Red Cottonrose Sketch
Red Cottonrose Sketch
Prune Blossom
Prune Blossom with Bamboos, Ma Lin (?), Song Dynasty, 960 - 1279, painted on silk, 26.0 * 26.0 cm
Prune Blossom with Bamboos, Ma Lin (?), Song Dynasty, 960 – 1279, painted on silk, 26.0 * 26.0 cm
Prune Blossom with Bamboos Sketch
Prune Blossom with Bamboos Sketch
Peony
Peony, 24.8 * 22.0 cm, painted on silk, Ano. Song Dynasty, 960 - 1279.
Peony, 24.8 * 22.0 cm, painted on silk, Ano. Song Dynasty, 960 – 1279.
Peony Sketch
Peony Sketch
Peach Blossom
Peach Blossom, 24.8 * 27 cm, painted on silk, Ano. Song Dynasty, 960 - 1279.
Peach Blossom, 24.8 * 27 cm, painted on silk, Ano. Song Dynasty, 960 – 1279.
Peach Blossom Sketch
Peach Blossom Sketch
Flor de la Noche
White Flower at Night, painted on silk, 24.5 * 25.4 cm
White Flower at Night, painted on silk, 24.5 * 25.4 cm
Night White Flower Sketch
Night White Flower Sketch
Narcissus
Narcissus, Zhao Zi Gu, 24.6 * 26.0 cm, painted on silk, Song Dynasty, 960 - 1279.
Narcissus, Zhao Zi Gu, 24.6 * 26.0 cm, painted on silk, Song Dynasty, 960 – 1279.
Narcissus Sketch
Narcissus Sketch
Lotus flower
Lotus Out Of Water, Wu Bing, 23.8 * 25.1 cm, painted on silk, Song Dynasty, 960 - 1279.
Lotus Out Of Water, Wu Bing, 23.8 * 25.1 cm, painted on silk, Song Dynasty, 960 – 1279.
Lotus Out Of Water Sketch
Lotus Out Of Water Sketch
Camelia
Camellia Covered with Snow, Chun Lin, 24.8 * 24.8 cm, painted on silk, Song Dynasty, 960 - 1279.
Camellia Covered with Snow, Chun Lin, 24.8 * 24.8 cm, painted on silk, Song Dynasty, 960 – 1279.
Camellia Covered with Snow Sketch
Camellia Covered with Snow Sketch
Begonia
Begonia with Butterflies, 25 * 24.5 cm, painted on silk, Ano. Song Dynasty, 960 - 1279.
Begonia with Butterflies, 25 * 24.5 cm, painted on silk, Ano. Song Dynasty, 960 – 1279.
Begonia with Butterflies Sketch
Begonia with Butterflies Sketch
Flower basket
Basket of Flowers, Song Li, 19.1 * 26.5 cm, painted on silk, Song Dynasty, 960 - 1279.
Basket of Flowers, Song Li, 19.1 * 26.5 cm, painted on silk, Song Dynasty, 960 – 1279.
Basket of Flowers Sketch
Basket of Flowers Sketch
Orchids
Autumn Orchids, 25.3 * 25.8 cm, painted on silk, Ano. Song Dynasty, 960 - 1279.
Autumn Orchids, 25.3 * 25.8 cm, painted on silk, Ano. Song Dynasty, 960 – 1279.
Autumn Orchids
Autumn Orchids
Auspicious
Auspicious, Zong Gui Lu, 24.0 * 25.8 cm, painted on silk, Song Dynasty, 960 - 1279.
Auspicious, Zong Gui Lu, 24.0 * 25.8 cm, painted on silk, Song Dynasty, 960 – 1279.
Auspicious Sketch
Auspicious Sketch

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  2. […] in this period. In one of inkston’s previous galleries, we shared some marvellous Song Dynasty Gongbi paintings. In this article, you will find more sophisticated Chinese paintings on silk fan from […]

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