Watched this video of Mr. Jiang Xun talking about Han dynasty aesthetics, such as Han li, the clerical script of Han calligraphy and its relations to the aesthetics of Chinese building, the line of roofs (Roofs with a sweeping curvature that rises at the corners of the roof.), that they are both emphasizing the beautify of horizontal lines. Not like western buildings of church, more emphasize the power of vertical lines.
The emphasis on horizontal line can be also related to the aesthetics of qin playing. For example, when we play the guqin, the hand gesture should not be held too high, but keep as closer as possible to the strings, like ancient qin masters suggested that come and go without a trace, let no one notice the qin player's hand movement of crossing strings. The sliding up (Chuo) and down (Zhu), flying or stabilized vibratos... one can carefully ruminate it.
|Han Dynasty Qin Playing Pottery Figures.|