Mandarin Language Game online book

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8. Brush Painting


Brush Painting máobǐ huà 毛笔画   




This stamp was issued in 1997 in a set of 6 stamps celebrating the centenary of the birth of Pan Tianshou, a famous Chinese artist. 


The traditional brushes are made from hair with bamboo handles. The character for brush is made up from the characters for bamboo and hair. The character 画 huà means painting. 


Suggested activities:

  • Look at and compare different brush paintings. 
  • Create a picture in brush painting style. 

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