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Women in Chinese Painting


Besuties Painting in Ming Dynasty


In the Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644), there was an enormous development in the artists' portrayal of women. . Women's figures gradually started to have a certain aestheticism and symmetrical stature. Through solemn, simple and beautiful features the artists revealed their elegant manner.

Traditional Chinese painting entered its mature stage during the Ming Dynasty. Many outstanding painters emerged during this time.

Beauty in Qing Dynasty


In the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), paintings of women occupied an important place in art scene. Its status was above flowerandbird painting, landscape painting and others.

During this period, the depiction of women in art became formulaic, showing women regardless of social status with slim figures, oval faces and cherry lips.

Female femininity and morbid beauty were also depicted by artists in the Qing Dynasty.

Editor: Xu Xinlei

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