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Expressions of the Way: The Poetry of Tao

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Art & Poetry

Much of the Chinese art that contains poetry is in the form of landscapes.  The landscapes are the focal point and the most important aspect of the paintings, while the poetry is much less as prominent.  The following are a number of Chinese paintings including the popular landscape motif as well as the popular dragon icon.

Modern Chinese Landscape
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Other paintings include icons such as the dragon
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Poetry is often written in a style of writing called calligraphy and is in itself an art form, absent of other icons and scenery common to most Chinese paintings.

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Poem by Poet Du Fu
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Poem by Poet Wang Wei
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