Lecture F 5-15

Lecture F 5-15 - Lecture F 5/15 1. Life in the Sung dynasty...

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Lecture F 5/15 1. Life in the Sung dynasty (11-12thc.) o Wide range of urban employments => social mobility e.g. peasants do business in town; businessmen’s sons take exams for the govt. o Commercial class gains prestige; military loses prestige. o o Cultural arts > physical sports o Everything has become commercial: agric., military, arts. 2. New art market : for middle-class homes o Decorative, rather than heroic or religious art. o Realistic, colorful. 3. Sung “bird and flower” paintings: Art for middle-class homes 4. Sung flower paintings (pic) 5. “Studies from Nature” (pic) 6. The old Northern style landscape: vertical mountains (with tiny travelers) (pic) 7. Southern style: horizontal mountains and spatial depth (pic) 8. Southern style landscape (pic) 9. Zhang Zeduan: “Going Upriver at the Qingming Festival” (1125) (pic) 10. Zhang Zeduan “Going Upriver…” (pic) 11. Tang o Imperial City o Emphasis on central government
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Lecture F 5-15 - Lecture F 5/15 1. Life in the Sung dynasty...

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