The Mongol Empire emerged in Central Asia during the 13th and 14th centuries.
The Yuan Dynasty (1271–1368) saw the consolidation of poetry, painting, and calligraphy into a unified canon of classical Chinese art.
During the Ming Dynasty, Chinese painting developed from the achievements of the earlier Song and Yuan Dynasties.
As with many art forms, the Ming Dynasty saw advancement in the realm of decorative arts such as porcelain and lacquerware.
Chinese urban planning and architecture under the Ming Dynasty are based on fengshui geomancy and numerology, as seen in the Forbidden City.
Literati Expressionism in Chinese painting was produced by scholar-bureaucrats of the Southern School, rather than by professional painters.
The early Qing Dynasty developed in two main strands, one of which was the Orthodox school of Confucian paintings.
During the Qing Dynasty, painters known as Individualists rebelled against many of the traditional rules of painting through free brushwork.
Throughout the late 19th and 20th centuries, Chinese painting evolved under the influence of the People's Republic and exposure to the West.
Korea's Joseon Dynasty (1392–1910) is considered the golden age of Korean pottery.
The art of the Joseon period was influenced by both Confucianism and Buddhism and has left a substantial legacy on Korean art.
Modern Korean art is influenced by its historical roots, its recent tumultuous history, and various forms of Western art.