Archive for April, 2013

Chinese Painting – Court Ladies 仕女 by Zhang Daqian with Free Pictures Download 2/2

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

top chinese painting Free Pictures Download:
http://www.8mhh.com/2009/0408/662.html (There are about 62 pictures – links may expire some time. Please click on each picture for the next picture…)

http://www.cctv.com/art/special/C13809/02/index.shtml

To convert from Chinese years to Western calender:
陰曆西歷換算 http://tomsohu.cn/xixiang/beijingtime/yinyangli/
This may help find out the years when Zhang painted those works.

Books about Chinese Court Ladies: http://www.tushucheng.com/book/1920121.html

About Master Zhang Da-Chian:

http://www.npm.gov.tw/exh96/dai-chien/en01.html

http://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E5%BC%B5%E5%A4%A7%E5%8D%83

http://www.art-virtue.com/painting/history/1900/

Zhang’s Chinese calligraphy styles were derived from the “Wei Bei” styles. Pu Hsin-Yu had inscribed poems and calligraphy on Zhang’s paintings many times as shown in this video.

Chang Dai-ch’ien was born in Nei-chiang, Szechwan province, in 1899, and died in 1983 at the age of 85. As a painter he had his own unique style and was one of the greatest painters in the history of modern art. Moreover there are many legendary anecdotes from his life such as having studied textile dyeing in Japan and having joined a Buddhist monastery as a monk, and having journeyed to Tun-huang during wartime to make copies of the cave paintings. Wherever he lived, Chang Dai-ch’ien’s residences were expressions of his good taste. All of them, “Plum Blossom Village” in Szechwan, the “Garden of Eight Virtues” in Brazil, “Ko Yi Chu (The Habitable)” “Huan-pi Retreat” in the United States and the Abode of Maya in Wai-shuang-hsi, Taipei, had beautiful gardens.

張大千 Zhāng Dàqiān
張大千(1899~1983年),四川內江人,1899年(清光緒二十五年己亥)5月10日(農歷四月初一),他出生在四川省內江縣城郊安良里象鼻嘴堰塘灣的一個書香門第的家庭。原名張正權,又名爰,字季爰,號大千,別號大千居士,四川省內江市人。
傳說其母在其降生之前,夜里夢一老翁送一小猿入宅,所以在他二十一歲的時候,改名蝯,又名爰、季爰。后出家為僧,法號大千,所以世人也稱其為”大千居士”。
張大千是二十世紀中國畫壇最具傳奇色彩的國畫大師,無論是繪畫、書法、篆刻、詩詞都無所不通。早期專心研習古人書畫,特別在山水畫方面卓有成就。后旅居海外,畫風工寫結合,重彩、水墨融為一體,尤其是潑墨與潑彩,開創了新的藝術風格。他的治學方法,值得那些試圖從傳統走向現代的畫家們借鑒。

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An Introduction to Chinese Calligraphy

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

top chinese calligraphy Chinese Calligraphy, history, four treasures of the study, writing styles, famous calligraphers and their art pieces, toward the end of video you will watch a live show of writing by Master Xu Weifeng. Thank you and I hope you will like it.

Duration : 0:8:34

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Sugar Art made by master craftsman from China

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

top chinese artist Watch this talented & skillful craftsman wooing the crowds with his beautifully intricate creations, which he fashioned out of melted sugar laid out on a ceramic tile. These candies are definitely too pretty to be eaten!!

Duration : 0:5:29

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