Thursday, May 23, 2019
Thin bodied jade carvings have been very popular during the Yuan and Qing dynasties. Emperor Qianlong of the Qing dynasty was especially fond of this type of jade works of art, he set up a single purpose royal workshop...
Poem on Prince Teng's Pavilion by WANG Bo   The lofty Prince Teng's Pavilion overlooks the Gan River.   Jade pendants tinkle, and carriage bells jingle.   With the banquet over, and the guests leaving, the singing and dancing have stopped.   In the morn the rosy clouds from...
Giuseppe Castiglione (Chinese name: 郎世寧; pinyin: Lángshìníng) (1688 – 1766), was an Italian Jesuit missionary in China, where he served as an artist at the imperial court of three Qing dynasty emperors – the Kangxi, Yongzheng and Qianlong emperors. Castiglione...
Modern Chinese ink and color paintings opt for a more intense and sophisticated color palette, strive for optimum visual impact, reflecting a breakaway from the dominant scholarly monochromatic ink paintings since the Yuan dynasty, exhibiting a renewed interest in...

Natural Stone Art

Do you know these magnificent art works are not done by any human beings but mother nature herself? As if touched by the master hand of the Cosmo Creator, these Yangtze river marble stones vividly captured the radiant moments of...
Wood art in China is a timeless creative expression dating back to the Warring States (475–221 BC) and Han dynasty (206 BC–220 AD). In the masterful hand of a highly skillful wood sculptor, a fantastically realistic or abstract objet...
Pen-Jing is an ancient Chinese art form dating back to as early as the Tang dynasty. Miniature trees and landscapes are artistically designed in order to capture the essence and spirit of nature. It is strongly influenced by Taoist principles...
The Fair Maiden by Cao Zhi (192 - 232 AD) Alluring and sky, stands a fair maiden, Gathering mulberry leaves at the crossroads. The tender twigs rustle; The leaves fall one by one. How white her hands as she bares her arms, A gold bracelet round...
"I've loved Chinese screens since I was eighteen years old. I nearly fainted with joy when, entering a Chinese shop, I saw a Coromandel for the first time. Screens were the first thing I bought." Coco Chanel Ping, 屏, literally means...

The Art of Tea

Want some tea? Tea undoubtedly holds an irreplaceable appeal in Chinese and Asian culture since ancient times. Tea ceremony, literally translated as the 'Art of Tea' in Chinese, is often performed to inspire spontaneous poetry and art in China. The great Tang dynasty...

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