Since the early ancient ages, art forms such as painting, poetry, and calligraphy were displayed. The three almost always went together, since somehow they all were related in some way. For example, calligraphy was used to write poetry, the theme of the poetry was usually about landscapes and scenery, and landscapes and scenery were described in calligraphy in the form of poetry! Hee, hee!
To traditional Chinese, porcelain paintings and architecture are not truly considered art. In fact, most think the two are totally two different subjects. What do you think?