What made literacy more available to the chinese?
What kind of art flourished in this period?
What was used to express their literary talent in China?
The invention pf printing during the Tang dynasty helped to make literature more readily available and more popular among the chinese.
What topics were discussed in poems?
How were paintings and drawings created?
During the Song and Mongol dynasties, landscape paintings flourished.
Were humans portrayed? How were they portrayed in these paintings?
The Chinese used poetry to express their literary talent.
What did the artisans perfect in China way before it reached Europe?
-Chinese poems celebrated the beauty of nature, the changes of the seasons, and the joys of friendship. -Artists went into the mountains to find the Dao, or Way, in nature. They tried to reveal the hidden forms of the landscape in their paintings and drawings.
Humans were portrayed as insignificant in the midst of nature. They were painted by Chinese artists as tiny figures fishing in small boats or wandering up a hillside trail. They were living in but not dominating nature.
Tang artisans perfected the making of porcelain, but it did not reach Europe until the eighteenth century.