This lesson discusses examples of Chinese landscape painting during the Song Dynasty.
Image of Fan Kuan, Travelers Among Mountains and Streams, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Travelers_Among_Mountains_and_Streams.png; Image of Fishermen in a Mountain Stream, Public Domain, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Xu_Daoning_-_Fishermen_on_a_Mountain_Stream_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg; Image of Streams and Mountains with a Clear distant View, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Xia_Gui,_Streams_and_Mountains_with_a_Clear_Distant_View,_detail.jpg
A belief system based on the teachings of Confucius that emphasizes love and respect for human beings, the value of learning, and the value of family, including ancestors.
A Chinese practice in which elements of space are arranged in a way that maximizes the flow of energy.
Life energy or life force.
The underlying reason and order of nature, as seen in its living forms.
A moral and ethical Chinese philosophy that revived Confucianism, but added influences from Daoism and Buddhism and emphasized the importance of nature and a sense of spiritual connection with nature.
A characteristic of traditional Chinese paintings as a way to break time and space.