Chinese Painting Glossary
Glossary of Key Terms
Album ˇ Brush ˇ Calligraphic brushstroke ˇ Calligraphy ˇ China ˇ Cinnabar ˇ Colophon ˇ Color pigment ˇ Confucius ˇ Confucianism ˇ Daoism ˇ Emperor ˇ Fan ˇ Garden ˇ Handscroll ˇ Hanging scroll ˇ Ink ˇ Inscription ˇ Mi Fu ˇ Ming dynasty ˇ Paper ˇ Qin ˇ Qin dynasty ˇ Scholar-official ˇ Seal ˇ Silk ˇ Tang dynasty ˇ Yin and yang ˇ Yuan dynasty ˇ Zhang Yanyuan ˇ Zhou dynasty
When viewing Chinese paintings and calligraphies, especially for the first time, you may have many questions about what you are seeing. In this feature, you will be able to look closely at seven Chinese paintings and calligraphies from the Asian art collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and find answers to questions that viewers often have about Chinese paintings in general.