Archive for February, 2012

www.OshiYang.com – Book on Chinese Painting Little Birds.

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

top chinese painting Yang O-shi is one of the most under celebrated Chinese Artists in Europe. Why is it that Europe so insists on ignoring Chinese Art?
Here is a very GOOD look inside Yang O-shi’s book Painting Little Birds. if you want to see the simplest instruction manual, AND plants, leaves, flowers, trees, branches, boughs and other elements like bees, crickets and moths as incidental parts of her compositions this is the book for you.
I have been studying Yang O-shi for the last three months and trying my hand at her work for about 6 weeks.
This really IS a book you should have.
I cannot paint, and never have but this book has shown me with its inspirational style, the means to work hard enough to make a bird in chinese paints.
My best wishes to Yang O-shi.

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Inexpensive Chinese Calligraphy Four Treasure Combinations for Absolute Beginners (#1-b)

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

top chinese calligraphy These combinations for practicing Chinese calligraphy without buying DVD or expensive books and tools upfront are designed for absolute beginners to learn Chinese characters (hanji, kanji). I have been researching these resources in U.S. over the years and have recommended for friends and students as a starter kit combination.

Forbidden City: http://stores.ebay.com/Big-Teapot-Brush-Jade-Dress-eStore_4-Trs-Brush-Sets_W0QQcolZ4QQdirZ1QQfsubZ336676QQftidZ2QQtZkm
Robert Bo 薄先生
(972) 758-7238
Please call between 12-6 PM, Mon to Sat, Texas time
Near Coit & Plano Parkway, Plano, Texas
sale@oriental-crafts.com or
sale@chinatradesky.com
(Bamboo paper sold out in 2008 / available after 2009)
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Bamboo paper from bookstores in Dallas (Richardson) China Town, Texas
唯美書局 LaserTrek Books & Music (972) 235-8678
世界書局 Chinese Daily News Books (972) 690-0163
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Online shopping: http://www.art-virtue.com/links/index.htm#4

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Biggest Daytime Fireworks Show Ever — Mathaf Opening of Cai Guo-Qiang: Saraab

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

top chinese artist At the Arab Museum of Modern Art in Doha, Qatar this week, Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang put on his largest “explosion event” of the last three years, utilizing microchip-controlled explosives to form incredible designs and patterns. The video we’ve embedded of the event is an impressive testament to how a volatile black powder explosion can be controlled and shaped by computer.

Each set of explosions was calculated to paint a different picture. One series of explosions created black smoke clouds that looked like “drops of ink splattered across the sky.”

In another, 8,300 shells embedded with computer microchips exploded in a pyramid shape over the desert.

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WHAT IS / ISN’T Traditional Chinese Painting with Watercolor. Google Image Inspired.

Monday, February 6th, 2012

top chinese painting In traditional Chinese painting, one must hold the brush as traditionally adopted by traditional Chinese calligraphers and painters. If a person holds a Chinese brush like the way people hold pencils or watercolor brushes, the different effects such as textures strokes for mountains, rocks, trees & etc. and the eight methods of the calligraphy characters “Yong” will not show.

The relationship between eight methods of the calligraphy characters “Yong” & Chinese brush painting. These common knowledge may not be revealed in books written in English.

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=%E6%B0%B8%E5%AD%97%E5%85%AB%E6%B3%95%E5%9C%8B%E7%95%AB&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai=

To understand the basic eight strokes and their application to CBP and the correct way to hold a Chinese painting brush, it’s required to study Chinese calligraphy.

In this, there lie the secrets of the ancient masters and their pictures from Google image.

http://www.google.com/images?um=1&hl=en&tbs=isch%3A1&sa=1&q=%E5%82%B3%E7%B5%B1%E5%9C%8B%E7%95%AB%E5%B1%B1%E6%B0%B4&btnG=Search&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai=

To know what “traditional” or “classical” Chinese painting styles are, the best sources include
http://www.amazon.com/Three-Thousand-Years-Chinese-Painting/dp/0300094477/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1287506243&sr=8-1 (purely classical plus early 20th century modern styles — A must read for all CBP people. This book is the most comprehensive CBP ever written in English. It’s very difficult to understand the techniques and terms mentioned. )
Many books written by Chinese painting professor James Cahill

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=James+Cahill

http://www.amazon.com/Chinese-Brush-Painting-Academic-Approach/dp/0984291504/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1287506243&sr=8-2#_ More modern, less traditional (classical)
Chinese painting books by O-shi Yang – More modern, less traditional (classical), mostly spontaneous styles
The terms “traditional Chinese painting,” “traditional Chinese calligraphy” and “traditionalchinesecalligraphy” have been improperly exploited and recognized by people who have not study Chinese calligraphy and CBP seriously and correctly.

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Chinese Calligraphy 中國書法 Scroll “Peace Love Joy (和平愛喜)”

Monday, February 6th, 2012

top chinese calligraphy Writing “Peace Love Joy” in cursive and semi-cursive Chinese calligraphy for Katia from Russia during a Chinese music concert of Master Betty Zhang in McKinney Performing Arts Center in Texas. The writing was done on a pre-mounted blank scroll with printed dragons in light gold. Though the pre-mounted blank scroll can sometimes be wrinkled due to handling, the wrinkles can be removed with an iron. Like music performers trying to play correct notes, writing on a pre-mounted scroll can be risky since the Chinese ink cannot be changed. So I humbly asked the audience to understand and be as quiet as possible to avoid any distraction; otherwise, I lose the money and the scroll if a single stroke or any artistic detail has disappointed me.
First two characters ( 和平 ) mean peace; third ( 愛 ) love; last ( 喜 ) joy.
Picture: friends with the Mayor of City of McKinney, Texas.

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Ferrari 599 China Limited Edition

Monday, February 6th, 2012

top chinese artist http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XMTIzMDMyMTQw.html
2009 marks the fifth anniversary of Ferraris presence in China. During this time Ferrari has witnessed, first-hand, the epic changes that have transformed East Asia and to commemorate the occasion, Ferrari has partnered with a prominent contemporary Chinese artist, Lu Hao, to create the unique Ferrari 599 China.
Ferrari has created a unique artistic piece, with the exterior entirely hand painted to reproduce the subtle color and unique cracked pot pattern typical of ancient Chinese pottery coupled with several precious and unique interior elements, such as the Jade start button and the gold coloured rev counter with ancient Chinese ideograms. This one of a kind vehicle brings together Chinese artistic heritage with Italian craftsmanship and Italian industrial design, creating a perfect blend of automotive technology and Chinese art that will make it one of the most appealing cars for collectors worldwide.
For this creation, Ferrari has chosen to involve contemporary Chinese artist Lu Hao, who has followed his distinctive artistic vision to become one of Chinas most famous and most influential contemporary artists. For this project he drew inspiration from Chinas ancient literary traditions, the unique Ge Kiln porcelain, and the fabled Silk Road, creating his own unique interpretation of Chinas majestic traditional culture.

This unique artistic masterpiece, blending the cutting edge technology of the 599 GTB Fiorano HGTE with traditional Chinese design elements, will be auctioned off for charity during an exclusive event in Beijing on November the 3rd 2009 that will be open to select art collectors and Ferrari friends.
Part of the proceeds from the charity auction to be held at the cars unveiling will benefit an educational sponsorship program targeted at Chinese students. Details of the program will be released at the auction gala dinner party. The event complements some of Ferraris ongoing CSR initiatives, such as its partnerships with the Soong Ching Ling Foundation and the Jet-Li One Foundation. Over the past five years, the speed and passion associated with the Ferrari brand has won the hearts of Chinese customers, and Ferrari has been no less passionate about its social responsibilities. By giving back to the community, Ferrari wants to foster a spirit of compassion while continuing to build on the success of its brand in China.

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Goldfish – How to Make Use of Watermarks in Chinese Painting on Rice Paper

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

top chinese painting Introducing the Four Treasures of Chinese Painting: Brush, Rice Paper, Inkstick and Inkstone.
Here is a list of supplies for beginners:
1. 2-5 Chinese Painting Brushes.
You need a pair of soft and stiff brush, or a combination brush to get start. Good varieties in size and shapes are available here for you to choose from. If you already have some Asian brushes, try them to see if they work for you.
2. Sumi Ink. You may use bottled liquid ink for convenience. Tradtitional inkstick and inkstone and are recommended for best result.
3. Rice Paper. High quality of authentic Chinese rice paper are available at moderate prices. We recommend mulberry paper to beginning student for less bleeding and evenly color lending. For advanced students, you might want to try our high absorbent Xuan(shuan) paper.
4. Watercolor Paints. Marie’s Chinese painting watercolor and color chips are available in our online store. You may also use artist quality watercolor or gouache.
5. A Pallete or Two White Ceramic Saucers.
6. A Water Container for rinsing brush, as big as possible.
7. A piece of Felt Pad. It should be in white or light color, no black! Synthetic is fine. Recommended size: 18″x20″.
8. Paper Towel or Hand Tissue. for blotting or to dry the brush.
http://www.BlueHeronArts.com

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Your Name in Free Chinese Calligraphy (eg. Robert 羅伯特)

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

top chinese calligraphy Step 1: http://www.chinese-tools.com/names Get a phonetic translation of your name

Step 2: http://www.9610.com/zidian/index.htm Free online Chinese calligraphy dictionary
First, click on [搜索] button at least twice

Step 3: Copy and paste each Chinese character to the online dictionarys search box

Step 4: Match the calligraphy styles as similar as possible

Step 5: Learn the stroke sequences and pronunciations (if available)
In China, when people practice calligraphy with ink and brush for art’s sake, we use traditional characters instead of simplified ones. http://www.art-virtue.com/styles/kai/index.htm#3

More videos added in
Playlist – Free Utilities & Resources of Chinese Calligraphy, Painting & Mandarin http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=4E70413ED95ED222

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An He

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

top chinese artist Visit our website: https://www.facebook.com/artcenterpaintinganddrawing

Artist: Hans Amis, known as An He (Guangzhou – China, born 1957) Paintings.

Chinese Artist Hans Amis, An He, was born in 1957 in Guangzhou, China into an artistic family.

An He was drawn to the arts at a young age, and was under the tutledge of his father, a highly respected artist and Professor of Art in Guangzhou. He later studied at the Fine Art College of Guangzhou, one of the top academies in China.

While attending the Academy, An He was invited to join the All China Artist Association, a top national organization only for professional artists. At the age of 24, he was the youngest member ever chosen. This was his first honor.

Since then, Hans Amis, An He paintings have been widely exhibited in many cities throughout China. He also was commissioned to do hundreds of book covers and illustrations for publication.

An He has won National Art Excellence awards in China.

Three of his works have been purchased by the Chinese government for the permanent collections on display in the National Museum of Fine Arts in Beijing.

An He arrived in the United States in 1985, settling in New York before making San Francisco his permanent home in 1988.

Specializing in figurative painting, he has become one of the most sought after artists in the country for his romantic paintings of women and is commissioned by private collectors throughout the States, Europe and Asia.

An He’s tremendous admiration and respect for women comes through in all his work.

His women are usually caught in a moment of contemplation, sometimes in an opulent interior, sometimes in a garden.

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