Chinese Buddhist Art – What is it?Buddhist art – Art forms that depicts subject matters that originates from the religion of Buddhism.
– Chinese Buddhist art – Buddhist art that originated from China.
– It will inevitably have international influences as even the religion was initially Indian.
– As time went by, it changed mainly in terms of aesthetics despite similar intended purpose. Read more →
What is Chinese tomb art?Definition of tomb art. What is tomb art in Chinese culture, hence what makes chinese tomb art different from other culture’s tomb art. The purpose of tomb art for Chinese: religious, social, personal functions.
Compare two bronzes from the Shang dynasty.Form of tomb art during the Shang dynasty: bronzes. Types of bronzes found. Brief information on Royal tombs and their burial Read more →
What is Chinese tomb art? Compare two terracotta figures from the Qin dynasty.
Introduction:Explanation of Chinese tomb art Information of the Qin dynasty Information of the First Emperor Information of the terracotta army Tentative claim: Why would the terracotta army have such individually different facial features even in a time when communism is so strong? One theory is that the First Emperor believe in an after Read more →
Sources of information:National Museum of China website The Palace Museum of China Books: Early Chinese Art from Tombs& Temples, The Arts of China, Art in China etc.
Tentative Structure of essay
Introduction of Chinese Tomb Art:Origin of Chinese Tomb Art Chinese tomb art is funerary art Belief in afterlife, religion, human sacrifice Types of vessels Skills & materials Functions: Daily usage; Read more →
What is Chinese Buddhist art? Compare two sculptures and address the question of change in art and religion when Buddhism arrives in China. The images need to be from lecture or from the Asian Civilizations Museum.
Realised I’ve done my essay wrongly (skewering more towards theology and the comparison only occupies a small portion) so I redid my proposal.
Define Chinese Buddhist Read more →
I really enjoyed Team One’s presentation, as they took the effort to recreate the experience they had while visiting the Sri Mariamman Temple, from the puja to the scent of jasmine. Utilising Google 360° Tours really immerse the whole class into getting a better insight into the layout of the temple and the activities going on inside.
Kudos to you guys and can’t Read more →
I need to make a habit of checking OSS. Sorry about this (and a few others) super belated posts!
“What is your favourite Buddhist Temple in Singapore? Why?”
First of all, I am guilty of generalising every Chinese temples as well, Chinese temples, disregarding the complexity of the various religions worshipped by the Chinese. Not only are there buddhist temples but also Read more →
4. What is Chinese landscape painting? Compare Guo Xi’s Early Spring to a bird and flower painting by Emperor Hui-tsung.
Introduction – What is Chinese landscape painting (Definition) – Basic background information (How it started, etc?) – Claim: Chinese landscape paintings (of the same time period) can be very different (in terms of aesthetics)
Paragraphs – Discuss about Guo Xi’s Early Spring painting (Subject matter, composition, Read more →
Below is the essay proposal format I have for art history. It is still very rough but has a layout of what I am intending to focus on for each paragraph.
Proposal format for question 1:
What is Chinese tomb art? Compare two bronzes from the Shang dynasty. OR compare two terracotta figures from the Qin dynasty.
Introduction:What is Chinese tomb art? Why Read more →
Research Assignment ProposalWhat is Chinese landscape painting? Compare Guo Xi’s Early Spring to a bird and flower painting by Emperor Hui-tsung.
Introduction:Define Chinese landscape painting Characteristics of Chinese painting Briefly introduce the two artworks: Guo Xi’s Early Spring and Emperor Hui-tsung’s Five-coloured parakeet Essay aims to compare the two artworks in terms of subject matter, technique, composition and purpose (differences and similarities)
Subject matterEarly spring: Read more →