A famous example of this style is the painting from the Song dynasty by the artists Zhang Xuan called ‘Court ladies preparing newly woven silk’. It depicts an annual celebration where the court ladies would prepare silk, therefore opening a window to the past. See how all the court ladies are performing different tasks, and how each has been painted to express their individual character.

Unlike realistic painting,ink-wash painting is based on one color, black calligraphy ink. These paintings are stunning in that details are added by having different shades of black.

It’s possibly the best way to pick up colloquial usage, idioms, insight on the people’s culture, and useful expressions to add to your language repertoire. While watching a movie, you are immersed in the target language linguistically and culturally. Therefore, if you want to learn to speak Chinese, watching Chinese movies will be a great idea.

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