With the worsening of our environmental problems, eco-criticism has become an important topic in academic circles. As an important source of information regarding the history of Chinese painting, the Xin’an School of Painting has created rich ecological ideas including love for nature, yearnings for rural life, and calls for environmental justice. Influenced by Taoism, many painters followed the slogan “effortless action.” They indulged in the beauty of nature and minimized the troubles of real life. Analyzing the ideas reflected in these works can help us understand the creative connotations of the artists and provide helpful suggestions for solving real problems.



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