Tuesday, July 16, 2019
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...
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...
"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...
Cormorant fishing anyone? The iconic fisherman scene with resting cormorants on a bamboo raft is often closely associated with the Li River. The Li River is a famous river in Guangxi, located in south central China. It flows 83 kilometres...
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...
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...
This is a series of meticulous style paintings on silk depicting significant social life events of Emperor Yongzheng of the Qing dynasty. In August of the third year of his reign (1725), after the renovation of Yuanmingyuan (Old Summer...
The Chengde Royal Summer Resort is located in Chengde City, Hebei Province, about 200km northeast of Beijing. It was once the Summer residence of the Emperors of the Qing Dynasty in China. The Summer resort covers an area of...
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...
Combining practicality, craftsmanship and artistry to achieve its extraordinary fame, the silk fan is a popular traditional Chinese art form with a long history and broad appeal, its fan base ranges from Chinese emperors, the literati to commoners. The art of...

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