An appellative for paintings that illustrate human figures, 芒鈧揊igure芒鈧?in short, is a major genre in the Chinese Paintings, the appearance of Figure Painting was earlier than Landscape and Flower-and bird; it芒鈧劉s generally divided into Taoist-and-Buddhist Painting, Female Images, Portrait, Genre Painting, and History-story painting, etc.
Figure Painting strives for precise and lifelike depiction of the character芒鈧劉s personality, both outlook and spirit. The representative famous Figure Painting works of all times include Scroll by Gu Kaizhi from the East Jin Dynasty, by Han Huang from the Tang Dynasty, Gu Hongzhong芒鈧劉s in the Southern Tang of Five Dynasties, Li Gonglin芒鈧劉s in the Northern Song Dynasty, Li Tang芒鈧劉s and Liang Kai芒鈧劉s
in the Southern Song Dynasty,
by Qiu Ying from the Ming Dynasty, Luo Pin芒鈧劉s , Min Zhen芒鈧劉s , and Su Liupeng芒鈧劉s from the Qing Dynasty, as well as modern painter Ren Xiong芒鈧劉s . In the contemporary age, Figure Painting stresses more on 芒鈧搇earn from the nature芒鈧? and assimilates the western techniques, has made progresses in both modeling and coloring.