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6 Most Popular Ancient Chinese Arts

The Chinese have been dabbling in the arts from as early as 18,000 B.C. when simple pottery was discovered. In China, art was mostly used to depict philosophy, religious ideas,…

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Art Appreciation: Children at Play in Winter

In Chinese paintings, one important genre is figure painting. Nevertheless, images with children as the main subject are relatively rare. It was not until the time of the Six Dynasties…

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Lillian Addie: Art and the Struggle for Identity

Today I met Lillian Addie, a 25-year-old artist who is having her first exhibit at the lovely Shirley Burke gallery in Parkdale, a seaside suburb of Melbourne, Australia. Lillian’s paintings…

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When Celebrities Meet Ballpoint Pen Art

Earlier this year, a young man from Shanxi Province wowed many people with his extraordinary works of ballpoint pen art after they were shared widely on social media.

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Exquisite Chinese New Year Paintings

New Year paintings are a kind of traditional Chinese painting that originated from ancient “Door-Knights Paintings,” which were officially dubbed New Year paintings in the Qing Dynasty.