ART 101 Final Project Art Timeline

ART 101 Final Project Art Timeline - (1) Title: Art...

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(1) Title: Art Timeline Name: Jordan Miller Course: ART 101 Due Date: Sunday, September 19, 2010 Instructor: Tina LePage
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(2) As the curator of the museum, it has been asked of me to come up with a timeline based on a single medium of art to help improve the museums website. The criteria set for the timeline has lead me to choose paintings of Chinese landscape and nature. This interactive timeline will be based on the Classical Imperial China’s Song Dynasty consisting of the Northern Song Dynasty from A.D. 960 thru 1125 and the Southern Song Dynasty from A.D. 1127 thru 1279 (Minnesota State University, n.d.). Figure 1 A.D. 1080 Northern Song Dynasty Old Trees, Level Distance Guo Xi Handscroll; ink and color on silk The Metropolitan Museum of Art Guo Xi is a Chinese landscape artist known for his work in the 11 th century. This specific piece is known as Old Tree, Level Distance. For this particular piece of art, Guo Xi used the
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traditional Chinese method of painting on a silk hand scroll using ink and color. The trees in this picture, which are the focal point of this piece, show the textured look of the image through the artists patterned brushwork. The mountains in the picture show distance through the single line painting method. The dark and light contrasts of the landscape give the image a look of moisture in the environment. Figure 2 A.D. 960-1127 North Song Dynasty Summer Mountains Attributed to Qu Ding Hand Scroll; ink and pale color on silk The Metropolitan Museum of Art This hand scroll, created on silk with ink and pale colors in the 11 th century, is believed to be created by Qu Ding of the North Song Dynasty. The images on this hand scroll were created during a period when all images were meant to depict creation. When one views the picture,
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(3) they should be able to envision themselves being in the midst of the mountain and surrounding nature through the use of the textures created through the use of strokes and shadows in the image. The ink and colors used in this hand scroll help to create balance while symbolizing an escape from life. Figure 3 A.D. 1127-1279 Southern Song Dynasty Scholar by a Waterfall Ma Yuan Album Leaf; ink and color on silk The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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During the Southern Song Dynasty, the artist Ma Yuan created the image known as the Scholar by a Waterfall on album leaf in ink and color on silk. Unlike the images found on scrolls (4) from the Northern Song Dynasty, the South Song Dynasty includes the human figure in the image. In this image, the smooth lines of the garden and waterfall in the distance help to reflect
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