Monday, October 14, 2019

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...
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...
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...
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...
Ding Fuzhi (1879-1949) was the founder of the famous Xiling Seal Art Society, along with Wu Changshuo. Ding Fuzhi started to teach himself how to paint at a rather late age of 46. His favorite subjects included pine trees, plum...
"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...
Hidden in a bustling city, a miniature landscape has been created to mirror the harmony between man and nature. Inspired by classic paintings and architectural designs, a series of carefully composed scenes unfold like a Chinese landscape scroll painting. The...
The Moon Gate, also known as Yuedongmen or Yuemen, is an arc-shaped entrance in the courtyard of classical Chinese gardens. In addition to the separation and transition between courtyards, it can also be used in interior spaces. Because of its...
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...
This set of 12 meticulous-style paintings was commissioned by Emperor Yongzheng (1678-1735) when he was still the crown prince.  They are important depictions of the lifestyles of the Qing Court. Originally posted on the screens of the "Deep Willow Reading...

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