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Breaking the Balustrade Anonymous 12 th Century Hanging Scroll, Ink and color on silk 173.9x101.8 cm National Palace Museum Taipei. BIG IDEA Beliefs and values are reflected in a culture’s arts. What beliefs and values are reflected in this painting ?.

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Breaking the balustrade anonymous 12 th century hanging scroll ink and color on silk

Breaking the Balustrade

Anonymous

12th Century

Hanging Scroll, Ink and color on silk

173.9x101.8 cm

National Palace Museum

Taipei


Breaking the balustrade anonymous 12 th century hanging scroll ink and color on silk

BIG IDEA

Beliefs and values are reflected in a culture’s arts

What beliefs and values are reflected in this painting ?


Breaking the balustrade anonymous 12 th century hanging scroll ink and color on silk

CLAIM: The painting Breaking the Balustrade displays Confucian beliefs and values.


Breaking the balustrade anonymous 12 th century hanging scroll ink and color on silk

The emperor sits while all others stand. The official bows as he speaks. Even the accused stands humbly at the side of the emperor. Only Chu Yun, being held back by the guards is not showing his respect. This shows the emperor-subject relationship and li.


Breaking the balustrade anonymous 12 th century hanging scroll ink and color on silk

The women are hidden behind the emperor showing the lower status of women in traditional Confucian social structure.


Breaking the balustrade anonymous 12 th century hanging scroll ink and color on silk

Chu Yun is accusing a higher official of corruption. This displays Confucius’ insistence on honest government. A scholar was supposed to be the highest example of ren. Confucius’ meritocracy was supposed to be a more fair and honest form of government.


Breaking the balustrade anonymous 12 th century hanging scroll ink and color on silk

It was greed and the desire for wealth that corrupted officials like the one accused in this painting. The painter reminds the observer of traditional Confucian values!

This painting shows the value of tradition and the past. It is a scene from the Han dynasty painted almost 800 years later in the Sung dynasty. During the Sung dynasty trade flourished and a large merchant class developed a taste for luxurious living. Confucius despised merchants.


Breaking the balustrade anonymous 12 th century hanging scroll ink and color on silk

Write the elaboratrion

From the evidence

This painting shows the value of tradition and the past. It is a scene from the Han dynasty painted almost 800 years later in the Sung dynasty. During the Sung dynasty trade flourished and a large merchant class developed a taste for luxurious living. Confucius despised merchants.

The emperor sits while all others stand. The official bows as he speaks. Even the accused stands humbly at the side of the emperor. Only Chu Yun, being held back by the guards is not showing his respect. This shows the emperor-subject relationship and li.

Chu Yun is accusing a higher official of corruption. This displays Confucius’ insistence on honest government. A scholar was supposed to be the highest example of ren. Confucius’ meritocracy was supposed to be a more fair and honest form of government.

The place of women in the Confucian social structure.

The women are hidden begind the emperor showing the lower status of women in traditional Confucian social structure.

It exemplifies li and the emperor-subject relationship.

It displays the values of meritocracy and honest government.

It shows the Confucian value of tradition and the past.

It was greed and the desire for wealth that corrupted officials like the one accused in this painting. The painter reminds the observer of traditional Confucian values!


Breaking the balustrade anonymous 12 th century hanging scroll ink and color on silk

Develop the elaboration

Breaking the Balustrade was painted by…in the Sung Dynasty. It shows Cheng Ti, the emperor seated. On his left is….another official is pleading the case of Chu Yun who is being held back by guards

The place of women in the Confucian social structure.

It exemplifies li and the emperor-subject relationship.

It shows the place of women in Confucian society, exemplifies li and the emperor-subject relationship. It shows the Confucian value of tradition and the past by reminding the observer of honesty in government and the dangers of wealth.

It displays the values of meritocracy and honest government.

It shows the Confucian value of tradition and the past.


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