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=

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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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Early China The Han Dynasty Lady Dai

On June 18, 2012, in Chinese Art, by admin

0 Early China The Han Dynasty Lady DaiOhlone College Art 103A
Professor Kenney Mencher
(Art History Stone Age Technology through the Early Renaissance)
www.kenney-mencher.com

An analysis of the items found in Lady Dai’s tomb from the Han Dynasty with an in depth analysis of the silk banner found draped across her coffin.

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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 China: West Meets East at The Metropolitan Museum of ArtThe Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City is home to the finest collection of Chinese masterpieces of any museum outside of China. Produced for Public Television by Great Museums TV.

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0 China Furniture and Arts    Rosewood Furniture: The Process and the MakingChina Furniture and Arts has been creating authentic rosewood furniture for over 50 years. Though 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 .

For more information on our rosewood furniture, visit http://www.ChinaFurnitureOnline.com/rosewood.htm .

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

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0 The Emperors Eye: Art and Power in Imperial ChinaDVD Available and Download to Own at: http://www.longtailnet.com/4073

“Interweaving the history and culture of the time, this fine documentary presents traditional Chinese Art for those who cannot visit in person.” — Booklist

“Recommended highly for high school, college and university levels as well as for public library and community audiences.” – Sightlines

This spectacular film brings to light the priceless treasures of China’s Imperial art collection, relating them to the political climate of their time. It is an unforgettable glimpse into another culture and another age.

Miraculously, the treasures survived the turbulence of war and revolution. When the Japanese invaded China in the 1930′s, the precious works of art were spirited out of the Forbidden City (so richly evoked in The Last Emperor). For years the collection was hidden all over China in caves, temples and school houses. Worth untold millions, it became the symbol of China’s cultural survival.

The Emperor’s Eye is also the tale of a passionate collector, Emperor Chien Lung, whose quest to create the greatest art collection in the world was actually a bid for his own immortality. Filmed with the cooperation of the Taipei National Palace Museum, the documentary shows the precious artworks – jade dragons, landscape painting, delicate porcelains, ancient bronze urns – that so few Westerners are privileged to see.

As the definitive film on traditional Chinese art and culture, The Emperor’s Eye will satisfy the curiosity of a wide spectrum of viewers-from experts in Asian Studies to armchair travelers and art lovers.

Executive Producer: Alvin H. Perlmutter
Producer/Director: Lisa Hsia
NTSC 4:3 – 57-minutes
© 1989 & 2011 Alvin H. Perlmutter, Inc.

CINE, Gold Eagle, 1990
Golden Apple, National Educational Film Festival, 1990

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0 The World of Khubilai Khan: Chinese Art in the Yuan Dynasty   A RetrospectiveLearn more about the exhibition The World of Khubilai Khan: Chinese Art in the Yuan Dynasty on view at the Met September 28, 2010–January 2, 2011: http://www.metmuseum.org/special/khubilai-khan.aspx

This series of talks discusses in depth the exhibition The World of Khubilai Khan: Chinese Art in the Yuan Dynasty, which highlights new art forms and styles generated in China as a result of the unification of China under the Yuan dynasty and the massive influx of craftsmen from all over the vast Mongol empire.

James C. Y. Watt, Brooke Russell Astor Chairman, Department of Asian Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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