Chinese Art History

There won’t be enough materials to recover. Sometimes I look up how modern people interpret them.

Prehestory (about7000bc-about3000BC)

It was a LONG time ago in China. I’m studying this because it influences the art of Qin and Han, and gives me direct examples for the art of primitive tribes.

There’re few materials to show their armors or costumes. But we can learn some accessories and patterns form their sacrificial offerings.

 

Hemudu Culture(about 7000 BC – 6000 BC), Zhejiang and Zhoushan islands, China.

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Restoration of Hemudu house. Zhejiang, China. That huge utensil in the left is for decorating use, don’t take the size seriously.

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Restoration of Hemudu house. Zhejiang, China.

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Restoration drawings from middle school history textbook 《六年级历史上册第2课<原始的农耕生活>》

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Farming tools. Hemudu museum, Zhejiang, China.

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Utensils. Hemudu museum, Zhejiang, China.

 

See more individual relics here at:

Hemudu Site Museum: http://www.hemudusite.com/CN/Index.aspx

 

Sanxingdui Site (about 5000 BC – 3000 BC). Sichuan, China. It doesn’t belong to any cultures mentioned above.

Standing Bronze Figure. Sanxingdui Museum.

Standing Bronze Figure. Sanxingdui Museum.

Bronze Mask with Gilding. Sanxingdui Museum.

Bronze Mask with Gilding. Sanxingdui Museum.

 

See more at Sanxingdui Museum: http://www.sxd.cn/en/index.html

 

Learn more about the art at that time:

Banpo: http://www.bpmuseum.com/

Liangzhu: http://www.lzmuseum.cn/Exhibition.aspx?clas