Is the Hongshan Culture jade carvers impressionists?

hsgoodC-HS-015The combination of eagle and human to form an object in Hongshan Culture jade statue can be represented in two different forms: a small eagle with a bigger human and a large eagle with a small human. In Vincent van Goghs Large Plane Trees, huge trees upward from undulating earth as tiny men labor to repair a street in the southern French town of SaintRémy. Size has been skillfully used by the Hongshan jade carvers to represent the relative importance of the objects. Could we say that the Hongshan Culture artists also impressionist painters?

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