Chin (221 - 207 B.C.) & Han (206 B.C. - 220 A.D.) Dynasties

During the Han Dynasty, pictorial art was cut in stone engravings and painted on walls and silk; subject matter was dominated by humans and animals. Painting of the Han Dynasty was characterized by qualities of boldness and substantiality, and its predominant function was didactic to educate the people.



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