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Sixteen Luohans

The Sixteen Luohans  Wu Bin  (active ca. 1583–1626)

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Subject Guide

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Elizabeth Parang
Pepperdine University Libraries
24255 Pacific Coast Hwy
Malibu, CA 90263

Possible Subject Headings

Art, China

Art, Chinese

Ink painting, Chinese

Painting, Chinese

Calligraphy, Chinese

Avant-garde, China

Taoist art China

China Social Life and Customs

China Civilization

Course Description

This course introduces the historical development and style change of Chinese art, the profound tradition of Chinese culture, and the unique artistic charm of Chinese painting, calligraphy, ceramic, bronze and folk art. This class will focus on the importance of historical and archeological context of Chinese art and introduce and analyze the famous masters and their works representing each stage of historical development of Chinese art.   As this class is designed for non-Chinese students, the curriculum of this course has been adapted to require students to compare paintings of Chinese artists with those of western counterparts, using western concepts, style and techniques, so as to deepen the student’s understanding and develop their true and lasting interest and attention to Chinese art.