Chinese Brush Paintings on Xuan or silk 

在宣纸或真丝上作画的中国画

These are painted on Xuan Paper with Chinese painting pigments in either Xieyi or Gongbi Style. Xuan or rice paper, is a kind of paper originating in ancient China used for writing and painting.

'Xieyi' or freehand style also loosely termed watercolour or brush painting, and also known as 'literati  painting', as it was one of the 'four arts' of the Chinese Scholar-official class. In theory this was an art practiced by gentlemen, a distinction that began to be made in writings on art from the Song dynasty.

Gongbi, meaning 'meticulous', uses highly detailed brushstrokes that highlights details very precisely. It is often highly coloured and usually depicts figural or narrative subjects. The gongbi style had its beginnings approximately 2000 years ago during the Han dynasty (206 BC – 220 AD) when Han's political stability and prosperity favoured the advancement of the arts.

CP / 221 Deer
CP / 221 Deer
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CP / 220 Morning Glory
CP / 220 Morning Glory
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CP / 219 Landscape
CP / 219 Landscape
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CP / 218 Landscape
CP / 218 Landscape
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CP / 217 Landscape
CP / 217 Landscape
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CP / 216 Landscape
CP / 216 Landscape
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CP / 215 Landscape
CP / 215 Landscape
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CP / 214 Landscape
CP / 214 Landscape
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CP / 213 Landscape
CP / 213 Landscape
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CP / 212 Landscape
CP / 212 Landscape
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CP / 211 Landscape
CP / 211 Landscape
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CP / 210 Landscape
CP / 210 Landscape
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CP / 209 Landscape
CP / 209 Landscape
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CP / 208 Landscape
CP / 208 Landscape
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CP / 207 Feitian
CP / 207 Feitian
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CP / 206 Shouxing
CP / 206 Shouxing
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CP / 205 Buddha
CP / 205 Buddha
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CP / 204 a women under a tree
CP / 204 a women under a tree
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CP / 203 Poet
CP / 203 Poet
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CP / 202 Dancer
CP / 202 Dancer
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CP / 201 Yuji
CP / 201 Yuji
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CP / 200  A dream of red mansions
CP / 200 A dream of red mansions
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CP / 199 Ji Gong
CP / 199 Ji Gong
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CP / 198 Minority girl - Xinjiang
CP / 198 Minority girl - Xinjiang
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