Date of Defense



Teaching, Learning and Educational Studies

First Advisor

Dr. Timothy Light

Second Advisor

Dr. John Martell Jr.


This paper explores Sung Dynasty landscape paintings with focused attention on the works of Yen Wen-kuei. Comparison to Western art is apparent throughout the paper as an aide in using this information to create a unit of study suitable for high school art. The paper focuses around the context of the time period, materials used, style, presentation, viewer involvement, technique and thought process. The exemplar of Yen Wen-kuei is then dissected to give tangible evidence to the study.

Access Setting

Honors Thesis-Open Access