Paintings of the Ming Dynasty The Freer Gallery
Paintings from the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) part of the Smithsonian Institution's Freer Gallery's amazing collection of Chinese Paintings. A little known secret is the Freer Sackler Collection holds one of the finest Chinese Paintings collection in the world, including collections in China and at the National Palace Museum in Taiwan.
|Ming Dynasty Painting|
These are usually all painted on fine silk with sublime colors delicately prepared and executed in ink and colors. During the Ming Dynasty the court instructed artists to return to the classical styles of the Southern Song Period (1127-1279).
Landscapes were also favored by the court when done in realistic styles reflecting classical tastes of previous Chinese reigns over the more eclectic styles which emerged under the Mongols during the Yuan Period (1279-1368).
Here are few.
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|Ming Dynasty's, Mountain Palace|
|Ming Court Lady in a terraced garden.|