Research on Development of the Song Genre Paintings & Artists

  •  Rong Tan    


Due to that many historical documents of China recording the life of emperors and people from upper class in ancient times with limited ones recording that of people from middle and lower classes, genre paintings have played as the important materials for the research on the ancient societies. This paper begins with the analysis on the concept and development progress of the genre paintings; and analyzes on the three types of painting producers by the combination of the surviving genre paintings and relative documents. The analysis on those painting producers will be helpful for the understanding of paintings’ contents and implied meanings, acting as one of the indispensable steps for the study of the Song genre paintings. 

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