Chinese Art

brooklynmuseum:

Opening today, Ai Weiwei: According to What? features the work from one of China’s most prolific and provocative contemporary artists. Featuring over thirty works spanning more than twenty years, #AiWeiwei explores universal topics of culture, history, politics, and tradition, showcasing the artist’s remarkably interdisciplinary career as a photographer, sculptor, architect and activist.

orientallyyours:

Hu Lie 胡力

From Photography in China: “In Backward-Backward, Hu Li (born in 1955) displays with monumentality characters that are wearing splendid costumes of traditional Chinese theatre and standing in atypical surroundings. These marvellous diptyches - composed of inhospitable landscapes - on the one hand celebrate one of the archetypes of ‘traditional China’; while on the other complain about the progressive erasure of this very heritage.”

Source: Photography of China 

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in-the-horniman:


This is one of a set of little Chinese figures, made out of willow buds and crab claws and representing fleas! This one is a street vendor. Having seen pictures of them in our database, I was very excited to find them in the store. They are just as amazing in the flesh.

in-the-horniman:

This is one of a set of little Chinese figures, made out of willow buds and crab claws and representing fleas! This one is a street vendor. Having seen pictures of them in our database, I was very excited to find them in the store. They are just as amazing in the flesh.

virtual-artifacts:

Dish with Two Dragons in Relief: Longquan Ware, 14th Century China, Zhejiang province, Yuan dynasty (1260-1368)
Glazed porcelain with unglazed molded decoration, Diameter - w:16.50 cm (w:6 7/16 inches). Severance and Greta Millikin Collection 1964.183

virtual-artifacts:

Dish with Two Dragons in Relief: Longquan Ware, 14th Century China, Zhejiang province, Yuan dynasty (1260-1368)

Glazed porcelain with unglazed molded decoration, Diameter - w:16.50 cm (w:6 7/16 inches). Severance and Greta Millikin Collection 1964.183

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Benezit Dictionary of Artists: Ma Desheng

oupacademic:

Ma Desheng was one of the founders and leaders of the Xing Xing (Stars) art group, based in Beijing beginning in 1979. Along with Huang Rui, he was the lead organizer of the Xing Xing open-air art exhibition in Beijing on 28 September 1979. This exhibition was significant for being the first non-government-organized art exhibition after the end of the Cultural Revolution. It featured 123 works installed on the exterior fence of the National Art Gallery of China to coincide with the thirtieth anniversary of the forming of the People’s Republic of China.

The Benezit Dictionary of Artists looks at Chinese painter and printmaker, Ma Desheng. Read more free content from Oxford Art Online.

mudwerks:

fishstickmonkey:

Horse and Female Rider
Period: Tang dynasty (618–907)
Date: 7th century
Culture: China
Medium: Unfired clay with pigment
Dimensions: a: H. 14 1/4 in. (36.2 cm); L. 11 1/2 in. (29.2 cm)
Classification: Tomb Pottery
Metropolitan Museum of Art

hey, Pharrell’s on a horse…

mudwerks:

fishstickmonkey:

Horse and Female Rider

Period: Tang dynasty (618–907)

Date: 7th century

Culture: China

Medium: Unfired clay with pigment

Dimensions: a: H. 14 1/4 in. (36.2 cm); L. 11 1/2 in. (29.2 cm)

Classification: Tomb Pottery

Metropolitan Museum of Art

hey, Pharrell’s on a horse…

yama-bato:


Water Album - Clouds Rising from the Green Sea

"Southern Song dynasty painting by Ma Yuan the water map there are 12 segments. Except first paragraph due to torn half site and no figure name outside, remaining figure name respectively is: “hole Chamber wind fine”, “layer wave stacks waves”,  “cold Tong Qing shallow”, “Yangtze River spacious”,  “yellow countercurrent”,  “grievance echo”,  “rock sea”,  “Lake ripple”,  “cloud Shu waves volume”,  “Xiao day baking mountain”, and “fine waves  drift”. This 12 piece dedicated to draw water, apart from the individual picture with a little rock Bank, no other color, exclusively through the description of water of different gestures, showing many different moods."(translated with Google)
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yama-bato:


Water Album - Clouds Rising from the Green Sea

"Southern Song dynasty painting by Ma Yuan the water map there are 12 segments. Except first paragraph due to torn half site and no figure name outside, remaining figure name respectively is: “hole Chamber wind fine”, “layer wave stacks waves”,  “cold Tong Qing shallow”, “Yangtze River spacious”,  “yellow countercurrent”,  “grievance echo”,  “rock sea”,  “Lake ripple”,  “cloud Shu waves volume”,  “Xiao day baking mountain”, and “fine waves  drift”. This 12 piece dedicated to draw water, apart from the individual picture with a little rock Bank, no other color, exclusively through the description of water of different gestures, showing many different moods."(translated with Google)

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