趙孟頫的这山水画又有名又很有意思。画里有两座山- 在右边的山比在左边的更高，更陡。画里也有很多树, 几个建筑物。他一般用蓝色黑色和咖啡色,可是有的时候也用红色, 大多数的画是深色的,所以红的水果醒目得不得了。
趙孟頫是1254年出生的; 他是一个宋朝的王子,可是这画的背景是元朝. 别的中国画家大家都想模仿他艺术代表的感情。他觉得表达他的情感比画表面的自然界更重要。拿这张山水画来说, 他故意地用简单的颜色,因为他不想夸大。尽管他是一位马画的名家, 我选了这张画因为我喜欢朴素的画。
要是我在画里，我希望去最左边的建筑物,因为它的颜色不太黑暗。看起来在家有光; 它好像一个受欢迎的地方: 暖的，安全的，高兴的。我觉得这建筑物代表趙孟頫的家.
Zhao Mengfu’s landscape painting is not only famous but also very interesting. In the painting, there are two mountains- the one on the right is taller and steeper than the other. Also in the painting are many trees and several houses. The painter generally uses blue, black and brown but sometimes also uses red. The majority of the painting has a dark tone so the red fruits stand out a lot.
Zhao Mengfu was born in 1254. He is a prince of the Song dynasty although the painting is set in the Yuan dynasty. China has many famous painters but everyone considers Zhang Mengfu as the model of personal expression. He believed expressing his feelings was more important than superficially painting landscape. For example, in this specific painting, he deliberately uses simple colors because he does not wish to exaggerate (nature). He is famous for his horse paintings. I chose this painting because I liked its simplicity.
If I were in the picture, I hope to go to the house on the far left hand side of the picture because it is not as darkly colored. It seems like a welcoming place: warm, safe and (exuding) happiness. I believe this structure symbolizes Zhao Mengfu’s home.
这是北宋朝代郭熙画的画，名叫“早春”。画里有山, 树, 瀑布和雾。看起来这是一张山水画。国画里的山和水是代表阴阳的。虽然郭熙只用了黑色墨，但他用的笔画是跟书法一样的。这种笔画强调重视自然，充满活力。
Guoxi’s Early Spring
This is a painting named Early Spring by Guoxi. The painting shows a landscape of the mountains with many trees in a misty atmosphere. The presence of mountains and water represents the balance of yin and yang. Additionally, the painting strokes used here are same as those used in Chinese calligraphy. Although Guoxi only adopted black paint, the contrasting brush strokes emphasize the dormant energy in the picture.
Guoxi is a landscape painter from Northern Song dynasty. He was born in 1020. He was an educated court-painter. He developed detailed brushstrokes that became important for later painters. For instance, he introduced the “angle of totality”, which is a mechanism used to depict multiple dimensions within the picture.
There are many different forms of trees in this painting. Some bend, crouch or are vertical. This seems to add to the richness of the painting. Although the painting in itself seems intricate and detailed, I think additional colors would have made a contrast. In conclusion, Guoxi incorporated very intricate details when painting Early Spring.
何瑞登- Bradon Harwood
This Wen Jia painting is especially meaningful. It incorporates both Daoist symbolism and narrative description. The painting is divided into two halves: The upper part depicts a Daoist Temple surrounded by many dangerous mountains. The lower half depicts a cave and a stream of flowing water. This is a Daoist symbol that represents a pathway to paradise. In the caves there are scholars conversing. In the center of the painting, there are two travelers walking up stairs looking over a waterfall. First they rest in the pavilions, and then they continue their journey to the Daoist Temple at the top of the mountain.
Wen Jia was born in 1501 in the Ming Dynasty in Wu, Jiangsu province. He is the son of a painter. He followed in his renowned father’s footsteps and also became a poet and a painter. His style of painting is influenced by his father’s, in terms of brushwork, composition, arrangement and subject matter. I chose this painting because it relaxes me and encourages me to appreciate nature. I can feel the peaceful ambiance.
If I were in the painting, I would be standing on the bridge, drinking Chai tea, listening to the flowing waterfall. I would talk to the travelers and discuss their trip to learn about the importance of Daoism. This painting emphasizes the Daoist principle of inner relaxation.
由：史洁珉 Jaymi Solomon
This Gongbi painting is very beautiful. In the drawing there are many mountains and trees. Below the mountain there is a clue blue lake with rocks. The drawing is mainly a greenish blue color, with a tan background. The bottom of the mountain is green, but the color gradually becomes blue at the top. The foreground of the painting is very bright and clear, but the background is full of fog, giving the background the tan color. Each time I see this drawing, the drawing appears more and more beautiful.
When searching the Internet for this painting, it was impossible to find the painter’s name, but there was a lot of information about Gongbi painting. Gongbi is a traditional Chinese painting technology. Gongbi is famous for its brush technology. I chose this painting because the color is bright and beautiful, and because the drawing focuses on the small detail.
Since I have grown up, I have always wanted to go cliff diving. If I am in this drawing, I will jump off of the mountain into the lake. After jumping in the lake, I will swim. Afterward, I want to take a walk to climb the mountain. All in all, this drawing gives me a very deep lasting impression.