0 Saving Chinese Art From Extinction | Meet Yang YongliangHow do you update an ancient art tradition? With Photoshop, of course.

New media artist Yang Yongliang was classically trained in Chinese painting and calligraphy from a very young age but uses digital tools to capture that time-tested aesthetic. View the amazing results in the video above.

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0 Discovering China   Chinese Gardens Celebrated in ArtFor centuries, the traditional Chinese garden has been an idyllic paradise and a source of creative inspiration for scholars and artists.

In traditional Chinese culture, the garden is a place to discover one self. The garden serves as a place for self-cultivation, solitary contemplation, as well as for social or literary gatherings.

For the first time, the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art displays its entire permanent collection of artwork celebrating these recurring themes in Chinese gardens.

[Mike Hearn, Met Museum Asian Art Department Head]:
“It introduces one thousand years of Chinese painting history, all focused on the theme of Chinese gardens, and how gardens have been an inspiration for artists throughout the centuries.”

“Chinese Gardens—Pavilions, Studios, Retreats” features over 60 paintings—together with ceramics, carved bamboo, lacquer ware, metalwork, textiles, and photographs.

Met Museum Asian Art Department Head and curator of the exhibition, Mike Hearn talks about the key themes and elements in Chinese gardens.

[Mike Hearn, Met Museum Asian Art Department Head]:
“They initially were built to attract immortals. Immortals are another theme that percolates throughout garden history, as well as pavilions, which are always the focal point in gardens. Either you built a pavilion at a beautiful spot for the view or it became itself part of the view.”

One of the highlights of the exhibition is “The Palace of Nine Perfections” by a 17th century artist. The splendor of the traditional Chinese garden is set in 12 hanging scrolls, presenting an imaginary landscape of a seventh-century palace.

[Mike Hearn, Met Museum Asian Art Department Head]:
“In 1689, the city of Yangzhou welcomed the Kangxi emperor on his second Southern Inspection Tour…this painting actually is a representation of how well the Yangzhou society entertained the emperor on his arrival.”

The imperial garden is a source of inspiration of imaginary creations of what an immortal’s dwelling place would look like.

[Mike Hearn, Met Museum Asian Art Department Head]:
“These gardens were often meant to evoke paradises. So this wonderful 18-foot wide panoramic of a Tang Dynasty garden was so vast that the emperor had to ride on horseback between different pavilions.”

Hearn talks about retreat—a recurring theme in Chinese garden art.

[Mike Hearn, Met Museum Asian Art Department Head]:
“Reclusion, withdrawal from politics and the dusty world of commerce is a major theme. So we have a number of images that talk about, illustrates the idea of withdrawal into the landscapes, escaping either changing dynasties or commercial pressures.”

He elaborates this theme with the bottle imagery.

[Mike Hearn, Met Museum Asian Art Department Head]:
“The bottle was a metaphor for a world you could escape into. You can make yourself small, go into a bottle, or go into a gourd, and find another universe there.”

The Chinese character for bottle looks like a Han Dynasty bottle with a lid on it. Hearn explains how this becomes a way to find immortal happiness for the Taoist painter whose nickname was square bottle.

Every art piece tells a story—like the “Palace Banquet.” This is a hanging scroll in ink and color on silk, dating back to the late 10th–11th century.

The painting depicts a narrative sequence of the rendezvous between Emperor Xuanzong of the Tang Dynasty and his imperial consort Yang Guifei.

[Mike Hearn, Met Museum Asian Art Department Head]:
“The sad ending of the story is that so infatuated was the emperor with Yang Guifei that he neglected the affairs of the state. And An Lushan rebelled, forcing the emperor to flee. The palace guard refused to take the emperor to safety unless they put Yang Guifei to death.”

Hearn explains the message behind the story in the painting.

[Mike Hearn, Met Museum Asian Art Department Head]:
“It reminds you to not be distracted, too distracted by what surrounds you or the state will come to harm and ultimately the dynasty may fall.”

Another recurring theme focuses on how gardens serve a venue for literary gatherings. This is best illustrated in the “Gathering at the Orchid Pavilion”—a hand scroll in ink and color on paper.

It tells the story of the well-known calligrapher Wang Xizhi and his friends meeting at the Orchid Pavilion to hold a poetry competition. Cups of wine float downstream, as poets composed their verses by the meandering river.

[Mike Hearn, Met Museum Asian Art Department Head]:
“The legend of this extraordinary outdoor gathering was a inspiration for later garden designers who often love to create these winding waterways.”

Till January 6th, 2013, Chinese Art lovers will be able to feast their eyes on this collection of “Chinese Gardens—Pavilions, Studios, Retreats” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

By Margaret Trey, PhD

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0 League of Legends   Chinese Alternate Champion Art (1080p)CLICK THIS LINK FOR THE MOD

http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?t=205938

You also need to get RAF to install the mod files properly. To get the RAF, follow this link.

http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?p=8597866#post8597866

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Brand 1:22
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Cassiopeia 1:32
Cho’gath 1:38
Corki 1:44
Dr. Mundo 1:50
Evelynn 1:56 (HOT!!!)
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Garen 2:32
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Chinese Candy Making

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

0 Chinese Candy MakingThis art is starting to become rare, even in China. This is a childrens game where you spin a wheel and get whatever pops up on wheel. Instead of spinning, I chose the one I thought would be most interesting to make. The process is very interesting to watch. The people of china are very talented. Lo fi video in a public park in Baoji, China.

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0 Sugar Art made by master craftsman from ChinaWatch this talented & skillful craftsman wooing the crowds with his beautifully intricate creations. These candies are definitely too pretty to be eaten!!

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0 Modern Chinese Painter   宋文治 Song Wenzhi (part 1)http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&source=hp&q=%E5%AE%8B%E6%96%87%E6%B2%BB&gbv=2&aq=f&oq=&aqi=

http://www.art-virtue.com/painting/history/1900/index.htm

Song Wenzhi (1919-1999, Taicang, Jiangsu Province) studied advertising art in Shanghai when he was young. Later he became a student of Wu Hufan ( 吳湖帆 ), a master of Chinese calligraphy and painting and a renowned connoisseur and collector.

After having studied at the Suzhou Art Training Institute, he taught at secondary schools and normal universities. He joined the Jiangsu Province Traditional Chinese Painting Studio in 1957. Song Wenzhi studied classical Chinese painting techniques of the Four Wangs ( 四王 王時敏、王鑒、王原祁、王翬 ), Western perspectives and color theories, and paintings of Picasso, Monet, Van Gogh, and etc.

Song was a director of the Chinese Artists Association, and a vice-chairman of its Jiangsu Branch. Many of his works have been included in international collections.

Sources:
Important Art of New China 1949-1979 (China Guardian Auction Catalogue 1997, Beijing)
Chen Lusheng, Xin Zhongguo meishu tushi – 1949-1966 [The Art History of the People's Republic of China - 1949-1966] (Beijing: Zhongguo qingnian chubanshe, 2000) [in Chinese]
Michael Sullivan, Modern Chinese Artists — A Biographical Dictionary (Berkeley, etc: University of California Press, 2006)
Zhongguo meishuguan (ed.), 中国美术年鉴 1949-1989 (Guilin: Guangxi meishu chubanshe, 1993)

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0 Lecture 1   Introduction and Pre Han Pictorial ArtI begin by introducing my three major teachers, and go on to outline the background of the series: early attempts at histories of Chinese painting, photographing and cataloguing projects carried out in the 1960s-70s, changing ideas about how art history should be constructed and written. I introduce Ernst Gombrich as a model for the kind of art-historical narrative I will attempt, but also emphasize the strong tradition of critical and historical writing in China that underlies my account. This first lecture ends with a brief introduction to early pictorial art in China: Neolithic painted pots, hunting-style bronzes, the earliest paintings on silk from Changsha.

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0 Chinas Most Popular Artist on the Web   Hai Sheng Wang 王海胜China Most Web Popularity Artist 2010 – Hai Sheng Wang

Leading International Art Competition Winner, Art Horizon, 1988, New York City

Former Canadian Artist Representation (CARFAC) Provincial Delegate of Alberta

www.haishengwang.com

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0 China Furniture and Arts    Mother of Pearl Inlay: The ProcessFor more information on our Mother of Pearl inlay furniture, please visit http://www.ChinaFurnitureOnline.com/mop.htm .

China Furniture and Arts has had over 50 years of experience in creating authentic Mother of Pearl furniture. Although modern technology has made furniture crafting easier, we remain true to traditional techniques that date back to the Ming dynasty in China. From raw materials to finished products, we strive for excellence in every step of the process.

China Furniture and Arts, based out of Chicago, but with roots in the carpentry of Shanghai, is a premier provider of Asian home decor. We have a large variety of selections. From complete room settings to fine collectible accessories, we constantly inventory more than 4,000 items and over 2,500 of them are available online. We can also custom design to meet your unique needs.

Our 28 years of experience in the North American market has allowed us to create award-winning designs, combining beautiful traditional Chinese styles with functions for today’s modern lifestyle. We at China Furniture and Arts not only understand the beauty of Chinese Art and the delicacy of the work, but also the stories behind each piece. We insist all of our handcrafted products to be manufactured with traditional techniques. All pieces we select are from its origin and our Chinese inspired product designs are truthful to its original.

Visit China Furniture and Arts’ showroom at:
35 S. Cass Avenue
Westmont, IL 60559
T: 1-888-786-6888

or visit us online at http://www.ChinaFurnitureOnline.com .

Video filmed on location in China and our showroom in Westmont, IL. ©2010.

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0 Chinese Contemporary Art   Panel DiscussionPanel discussion with two world-renowned Chinese Artists, Yue Minjun, and Zhou Chunya, and two Chinese art critics, Lu Peng and Liu Chun, who will gather to talk about Chinese art today. In conjunction with a special installation at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco.

http://ieas.berkeley.edu/ccs/index.html

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