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Why is Chinese painting called “Dan Qing”

“Chinese Painting” is called “Dan Qing”, just like Peking Opera, Chinese medicine, etc., it is our national essence. Why “Chinese painting” is called “Dan Qing” instead of anything else. It is because ancient Chinese paintings are commonly used with vermilion and blue colors, so people call paintings “Dan Qing”. Such as “Han Shu Su Wu Biography”: “Bamboo contains, Dan Qing painted.” Du Fu’s “Dan Qing introduced General Cao”: “Dan Qing does not know the veteran is coming, wealth is like a cloud.” Master Dan Qing. At the same time, “Dan Qing” also refers to the art of painting, such as “The Biography of the Jin Book · Gu Kai”: “You Shan Dan Qing.” Dan Qing’s two colors are not easy to change, and it is metaphorical, such as: Dan Qing is unhappy.


The tools and materials used in Chinese paintings include brushes, ink, paint, pigment, rice paper, silk, etc. The themes are characters, landscapes, flowers and birds, etc. The techniques are divided into gongbi and freehand, and freehands are divided into freehand and freehand. The spiritual core of Chinese painting is China. National aesthetic orientation.


From the perspective of art history, the works before the Republic of China are collectively referred to as ancient paintings; from the perspective of distinguishing Western painting (oil painting), Chinese painting works are collectively referred to as Chinese painting. In terms of content and artistic creation, Chinese painting reflects the national consciousness and aesthetic taste of the Chinese nation, and reflects people’s understanding of politics, philosophy, religion, morality, literature and art related to nature, society, and associated with them. Chinese paintings emphasize that “foreign teachers are created, and the hearts of the heart”, melting me, creating artistic conception, and requiring “the presence of the pen is the first, the painting is in”, to achieve the shape of the gods, the spirituality, and the vivid charm. The modern Chinese paintings have continuously made breakthroughs and development on the basis of inheriting tradition and absorbing foreign techniques.

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