What is the meaning behind the story illustrated on the Banner of Lady Dai?
-What are the meanings behind “The Hun” and “The Po”?
The essay should address any, if not all, of the following:
-What is the historical context and visual analysis of the selected artwork?
-What is the true meaning and significance of the art work?
-What are the artistic influences?
-Explore the purpose of meaning of the imagery.
-Who was this art work made for?
-Describe your example with specific details. For example, the funerary objects with a Confucian theme from the Han Dynasty period will have a different subtext than a landscape painting from the Yuan period. What are those ideas being communicated through the works of art?