Oriental Art is very unique and interesting. It is based on life all around them, nature.
In Hsuan-ho hua pu classifies paintings in ten groups:
 Taoist and Buddhist (tao shih)
 Human affairs (jen wu)
 Places and other buildings (kung shih)
 Foreign tribes (fan tsu)
 Dragons and fishes (lung yu)
 Landscapes (shan shui)
 Animals (chu shou)
 Flowers and birds (hua niao)
 Ink Bamboos (mo chu)
 Vegetables and fruits (su kuo)
This religious art, including
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artist are alike in this respect – that each is a symbol made up of a definite and limited number of distinct parts. And if the symbol is to make sense as a symbol, then the proper relationship between its parts must surface.
This concludes my report on Oriental Art.
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3) “Chinese Art”. Reference Library: 1998 ed. (Located on CD ROM)