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13 May 2009 @ 02:41 pm
Chinese Art in History - Qin/Han  
Art from Qin (221 BC-206 BC) and Han Dynasty (206 BC - 220 AD)

There aren't many paintings from the time before Han dynasty, I will post two major works from that time. As for all pictures click onto the picture for full view.

  

墓室壁画《宴饮观舞图》(局部)左

Left: This wall painting shows a banquet from the Han dynasty. You can see noblemen sitting around tables and watching dancers and musicians. It was common to sit on the floor until Tang and Song Dynasty when chairs became popular.

帛画《人物御龙图》右

Right: An Emperor shown with a Dragon. This painting is the first to show a nobleman. (I am unsure about whether this painting is from Qin or Han).