The earliest style of Kung Fu is thousands of years old. At the same time, China was also shared with Africans. Is it possible that the Africans created the style and the Chinese learnt it as well?

Its very doubtful. The middle east is the more likely candidate before africa

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there is no single source for all martial arts each country developed there own as well as influanced others.
for china the main sources beside china itself is the middle east and india. i have never seen any early reference to africa

 

The four Chinese ink painters featured at Stanford’s Cantor Arts Center’s exhibition survived persecution, insult and neglect to redefine and revivify an ancient art form.

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Chinese brush artist Virginia Lloyd-Davies and pianist Josh Harvey (http://joshuatharvey.wix.com) improvise together on their DVD “Joyful Brush” available for purchase from http://www.joyfulbrush.com and http://Facebook.com/VirginiaLloydDavies. Virginia paints with Chinese inks and silk dyes on rice paper mounted on board.

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1.What are the three basic formats of Chinese painting?
2.Name five technological inventions that may be credited to the Chinese.
3.What unique contributions did the Chinese make in the area of stoneware crafts and architecture?
4.How did the prose novel serve the culture of medieval Japan?

I think the answer to (1) is landscape, portrait and square.

Your question has had no responses in 20 hours. You posted in Religion. If you ask again in Art, or perhaps in the category for China, you should get answers in 10/20 minutes. (Ask #4 separately in either Japan, History or Books & Authors.)

Note that if I just tell you the automatic category picker misled you, without giving you an answer, someone will report me for a violation.

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Why are there 2 Seals on some Chinese Art?

On September 21, 2012, in Chinese Art, by admin

Some Chinese Art has 2 different seals, is it the Artist and the Apprentice? There is a red seal and a black ink, who’s seal is red and who’s is black ink?
I volunteer for an art program at an elementary school and have a piece of art I cannot find anything online about. The painting I am to show them is by Fan Chi (1616-1694) "Six Album Leaves" it has six monochormatic landscapes. I need help finding out about the artwork.

Most people in China possess a personal name seal. Artists, scholars, collectors and intellectuals may possess a full set of name seals, leisure seals, and studio seals. Today, personal identification is often by a hand signature accompanied by a seal imprint. Seals can serve as identification with signatures because they are difficult to forge (when compared to forging a signature) and only the owner has access to his own seal.Seals are also often used on Chinese calligraphy works and Chinese paintings, usually imprinted in such works in the order (from top to bottom) of name seal, leisure seal(s), then studio seal. Owners or collectors of paintings or books will often add their own studio seals to pieces they have collected. This practice is an act of appreciation towards the work. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seal_(Chinese)

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Hi! I cannot find a reference to the (any!) work by him but…. there is more than enough information in these links for a lesson on "Six Album Leaves," artist notwithstanding. Not to worry… Album leaves were simply a means of efficient (and effective) presentation rather than the title of a specific piece.. so I would simply interpret each vignette on its own graphic and symbolic merit and create a narrative.. or ask them to! I hope that this helps!!!

http://www.npm.gov.tw/exhbition/clea007/english/elea0007.htm
http://depts.washington.edu/chinaciv/painting/tptgtech.htm
http://www.hno.harvard.edu/gazette/2004/09.30/13-masterworks.html
http://www.metmuseum.org/explore/Chinese/html_pages/glossary.htm
http://books.google.com/books?id=tJXiQsww91kC&pg=PA46&lpg=PA46&dq=fan+shi+painting&source=web&ots=kk5CCpkcyV&sig=uitNIIl0KSrhvkCyZROgUG5f5Vw
http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0422/is_4_80/ai_54073962/pg_2
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_painting

 

NEW YORK, September 13, 2012 — Melissa Chiu, Asia Society Museum Director, maps the transformation of Chinese contemporary art and highlights the developments of new private museums and government-funded institutions. (5 min., 34 sec.)

Source: http://asiasociety.org/video/arts/melissa-chiu-contemporary-chinese-art-evolving

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Chinese Police Martial Arts Training

On September 16, 2012, in Chinese Art, by admin

ChineseMartialArts88http://gdata.youtube.com/feeds/api/users/ChineseMartialArts88SportsChinese Police Martial Arts Training

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Join ArtistsNetwork.tv and artist Lian Quan Zhen as he shows you how to introduce Chinese painting techniques into your watercolors so you can loosen up and paint more freely. Using only watercolor brushes, paints and paper, Lian explains how to use the materials to bring in the strokes and style of Chinese brush painting. After painting a few small studies designed to get you comfortable with the techniques of spraying, blowing, spattering, finger painting and using your brush in new ways, Lian moves on to paint a pair of ducks in a sunset-filled pond combining traditional and Chinese watercolor techniques. By the end of this video you’ll have be able to create beautiful, spontaneous pictures and, most of all, to have fun while you’re painting.

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China’s most controversial contemporary artist Ai Weiwei often uses art to battle against government propaganda. He is currently staging his first solo art exhibition in Beijing, exploring what the country produces and consumes. A web version of an AFPTV report.Duration: 2:01

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http://www.njqinternalarts.com The world within, creates the world without. NJQ stands for Nei Jia Quan, translated means ‘internal fist’. Nei Jia Quan is comprised of the Taoist internal martial arts Bagua Zhang, Tai Chi Chuan, and Xing Yi Quan, which focus strongly on long-term health and therapeutic healing of the body, their roots come from the tradition of nei gung Taoist meditation. The Taoist martial system are based on traditional Chinese medicine, their focus is health, healing, therapeutic diagnosis and the development of a clear meditative state of mind. Their content is formidable for fighting and sit as the roots of many modern day fighting arts, however, for a practitioner fighting is viewed as a useful by-product.

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