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Chinese Landscape Paintings and Posters






About Chinese Landscape Paintings

The Chinese Landscape Painting is one of the most famous pieces of work from ancient China. Master painters captured the essence of the magnificent landscape sceneries using just a few very efficient brush strokes. It is difficult to describe the beauty of the works unless examined in detail close-up. Note that there are differences between good/average landscape paintings, and those made by master painters. Examples of pieces of great pieces of landscape paintings are shown below. In ancient China, before the printing press, copying was a way to pass down good ideas, therefore great artist's works usually had students or later generation painters copying their style and work. They even signed them with the original artists name (usually a stamp). Often, in this case, a painting can be "attributed" to someone even though that person never painted it. Unlike how modern copyrights are enforced to protect your work and prevent copying by others, in ancient China, good ideas and things like paintings were copied and imitated as closely as possible. Copyrights on works were almost non-existent in ancient China because being copied was considered a good thing. If the different dynasties below confuse you, check this section: Chinese History.

You are able to purchase posters of these paintings. These posters are about 2 feet wide and 2-3 feet tall, and actually shipped from China. If you wish to purchase more than one, please click on the "Buy Now" button separately for each purchase.
Chinese landscape painting poster number 1

Chinese Landscape Poster 1



Price: USD $10.00


Title: Early Spring of 1072
Author: Guo Xi (c. 1020-1090), Wenxian City, Henan Province, China

Stylistic Period: Northern Song
Material: Ink and color on silk
Location: National Palace Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
Chinese landscape painting poster number 2

Chinese Landscape Poster 2


Price: USD $10.00



Title: Snow-Covered Woods
Author: Fan Kuan (fl. 990-1020), Shaanxi Province, China in later life.

Stylistic Period: Northern Song
Material: Ink and Color on Silk
Location: National Palace Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
Chinese landscape painting poster number 3

Chinese Landscape Poster 3


Price: USD $10.00



Title: Overlooking the Misty River
Author: Zhu Duan (fl c. 1501-1521), Haiyan, Zhejiang Province, China.

Stylistic Period: Zhe School of Ming Dynasty
Material: Ink and Color on Silk
Location: Palace Museum, Bejing, China
Chinese landscape painting poster number 4

Chinese Landscape Poster 4



Price: USD $10.00


Title: Waiting to Cross a Mountain Stream
Author: attributed to Guan Tong (c. 906-960).
Real painter possibly from Ming dynasty.

Stylistic Period: Northern Landscape Style (Five Dynasties Period)
Material: Ink on Silk
Location: National Palace Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
Chinese landscape painting poster number 5

Chinese Landscape Poster 5



Price: USD $10.00


Title: Travelers among Mountains and Streams
Author: Fan Kuan (fl. 990-1020), Shaanxi Province, China in later life.

Stylistic Period: Northern Song (with a bit of Tang Dynasty)
Material: Ink and Color on Silk
Location: National Palace Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
Chinese landscape painting poster number 6

Chinese Landscape Poster 6



Price: USD $10.00


Title: Mountain in Spring
Author: Yan Shu (c. 961–1040), Qingzhou City, Shandong Province, China.

Stylistic Period: Northern Song
Material: Ink on Paper
Location: Palace Museum, Beijing, China





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