SampleProspectusChineseLandscapePainting2011

SampleProspectusChineseLandscapePainting2011 - 1 MMW3, D13...

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1 1 MMW3, D13 Assignment 3 May 4, 2006 Prospectus The period from the T’ang dynasty to the early Sung marked the beginning of China’s greatest phase of technological and scientific advancements, which included achievements in philosophy and religion as well as art. While Buddhism flourished during the T’ang (618 -907), it was synthesized into Neo-Confucianism during the Sung (960-1270), and became highly influential on aesthetic developments, especially in painting. A majority of the paintings recovered from this period portray nature scenes and monumental landscapes, which embody the philosophy and metaphysical concepts of the time. On this subject, I plan to pose the following question: Why did landscape painting arise in the T’ang and early Sung dynastie s? Scholars have proposed a number of plausible answers to explain the development of this subject and style of painting. Some believe that landscape painting originated as a response to the circumstances and social demands during the time in which the artists
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This note was uploaded on 09/15/2011 for the course MMW 3 taught by Professor Chamberlain during the Summer '08 term at UCSD.

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