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Art During The Qing Dynasty

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The art during the Qing dynasty was very different from those throughout China. During the Qing Dynasty art was coveted over greatly. Many people respected art during this Time. There were many scholars, poets, painters, and potters during this time that took their work very seriously. Painters during this time were either individualist or traditionalist. They focused in wars and what was going on in the real world, other than what people wanted to see. The Manchus, who had already adopted many Chinese practices before ruling as the Qing, continued to show respect for Chinese art that was based on the study of old styles and masters. Literati painting in the Qing thus became orthodox and stereotyped, especially as represented by the prestigious “Four Wangs” of the late seventeenth and early eighteenth…show more content…
Chinese ceramics made a very significant impact on the rest of the world. China’s long history of advanced ceramic technique culminated in the perfection of smooth white and green celadon in the Song and true porcelain in the Ming. Ceramic was appreciated as some object d’art by both court and literati. Art historians have generally regarded the nineteenth century in Chinese art as a period of stasis, if not decline, but this characterization may be oversimplified. The cultural changes that slowly began to influence Chinese artists at the end of the Qing dynasty can best be understood by reviewing the dark period that began with foreign invasions and civil wars in the mid-nineteenth century. After the First Opium War of 1839–1842 the Chinese conceded five treaty ports where foreigners could live and trade. The opening of treaty ports brought new visions of the world through books, magazines, technologies, and materials. Photography and various printing techniques, including Japanese-style woodblock printing helped to disseminate new
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