Early "stone age art" dates back to 10,000 BC, mostly consisting of simple pottery and sculptures.
As with calligraphy, the most popular materials on which paintings are made of paper and silk.
The finished work can be mounted on scrolls, such as hanging scrolls or handscrolls.
Chinese art is visual art that, whether ancient or modern, originated in or is practiced in China or by Chinese artists.
The Chinese art in the Republic of China (Taiwan) and that of overseas Chinese can also be considered part of Chinese art where it is based in or draws on Chinese heritage and Chinese culture.
Traditional painting can also be done on album sheets, walls, lacquerware, folding screens, and other media.