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The Forbidden City

Axial Design
Designed around emperor
Symmetry
Enclosure
Controlled access
Feng shui

Zhe school

Professional painters
Learned Southern Song style

Wu school

Amateur painters
scholars

Northern and Southern schools

Don Qichang's theory of schools of painters

Taihu rock

Special rock

Painting Manual of the Ten Bamboo Studio

Colored woodblock
boneless
Hu Zhengyan
Ming

Painting Manual of the Mustard Seed Garden

Woodblock print
Painting manual
Early Qing

Blue and white porcelain

SUPER THIN
used cobalt underglaze
reign mark

Official badge

Big square badges that officials wear. Different symbols are different ranks.

Sumptuary Law

Laws that establish what certain ranks can wear

Spirit Road

Leads into Valley of 13 Tombs

Huabiao pillar

Stele pavilion
Clouds and dragons with no wings
4 white marble pillars

Qilin

mythical creature
Thought it was giraffe

Orthodox school

Scholar officials
followed Don Qichang
looking to old masters' styles
Creative reinterpretation

Eight Eccentrics of Yangzhou

Figure painting, no landscapes
painted unconventional subjects
Vulgar vs refinement

Yuanmingyuan

Used to be an imperial garden
Was ransacked

Shanghai School

Ren Xiong
painted from photos
Painted lower class
calligraphic style

Lingnan School

Founded by Gao Jianfu
Gao Jianfu also founded GMD

Tiananmen Square

Right in front of Forbidden City
Largest public square in the world

Social Realism

People are portrayed as they are in society

Cultural Revolution

Everything went to hell

June-Fourth Movement

Protests in Tiananmen square

Political Pop Art

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