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 →