Project Wellspring

Di Luo's Teaching Portfolio

Asian Art 13a. Chinese Painting II


Answer ANY TWO of the following questions:

  1. What are some typical pictorial elements in a Chinese landscape painting?
  2. What is the viewing experience of these paintings and what religious significance might that imply?
  3. What commonalities and/or differences can you tell between the Chinese landscape paintings and the Descent of Ganges in India?

Reading Assignment

  • Lee, pp. 361-373

Key Works

Travelers Among Mountains and Streams


Fan Kuan (c. 960-1030)

Hanging scroll, ink and color on silk; 6′ 7 1/4″ x 40 1/4″ (2.06 m x 103.3 cm)

Northern Song dynasty

National Palace Museum, Taipei

A Solitary Temple amid Clearing Peaks


Attrib. Li Cheng

Hanging scroll, ink and slight color on silk; h. 3’6″ (1.07m)

Northern Song dynasty, c. 950

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City

Early Spring


Guo Xi (c. 1020-1090)

Hanging scroll; ink and slight color on silk; h. 62 1/4″ (158.1 cm)

Northern Song dynasty, 1072

National Palace Museum, Taipei



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