Archive for October, 2011

Oct 31

Chinese painting are very special and unique, both in terms?

Chinese Painting are very special and unique, both in terms of content and the way it is done. Can learn the art?

Chinese paintings are indeed very exceptional. Special inks and brushes are used to make these paintings. You can get guidance and help about the art from the internet.

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Oct 31

What kind of crafts can be made from red Chinese envelopes?

I have always noticed people using leftover red Chinese envelopes to make animals, lanterns, etc. and I have been browsing the internet but I can not seem to find any links to this. Can anyone tell me what can be made from these envelopes and where I can perhaps find links with instructions on how to make them?

The name of this craft is Origami and your local library will have books on the "how to’s" or you may wish to type in on the web the word Origami for a search

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Oct 31

What is a good way to find Chinese calligraphy for tattoos?

I’m not sure what I want yet, so I want to browse some calligraphy… I dont want chinese-english dictionaries though, just the calligraphy.

Go to www.chineseinkdesign.com and use their search engine. It’s a commercial site, but you can use it for free reference… that should be good enough for finding your tattoo. I think they only make you pay if you want to download the character real big… good luck!

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Oct 31

Why were many renderings of Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama, look so fat in some Chinese art?

I am a buddhist and was an art student. There are a few statues and pictures of what is called the laughing Buddha in Chinese Art, was that supposed to be the real Siddhartha – the historical Buddha or another Buddha, since we all have the potential to be a Buddha through our own Buddha Nature?

The historical Buddha, Siddharta Gautama, is never depicted as a fat man, but as a perfectly proportioned man with the 112 so called "major and minor marks of a buddha": http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Physical_characteristics_of_the_Buddha

The popular fat so called "laughing Buddha" in China is in fact a Chinese folkloristic deity called Budai, sometimes identified with the "future buddha", Maitreya, although normally all buddhas are depicted with the perfectly proportioned body and the physical marks of a buddha mentioned above.

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Oct 29

How to Paint Bamboo in Chinese Painting

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Oct 29

updates, new crafts, chinese red money pocket/ “lai see” fish, and 3d origami koi fish

chinese crafts music- band:48 may (cut music from songs: “fightback” and “take your time”)

3d origami koifish info

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Oct 29

Chinese Calligraphy

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Oct 29

Demystify Chinese painting

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You can enjoy painting, enjoy art regardless of your condition
The magic is in your hand, not in the material

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Oct 29

About Zhang Xiaogang – a Chinese Artist

Zhang Xiaogang was born on 1958 in Kunming, Yunnan province,CHINA. Zhang Xiaogang’s paintings engage with the notion of identity within the Chinese culture of collectivism. Basing his work around the concept of ‘family’ –immediate, extended, and societal – Zhang’s portraits depict an endless genealogy of imagined forebears and progenitors, each unnervingly similar and distinguished by minute difference. Often painted in black and white, Zhang’s portraits translate the language of photography into paint. Drawing from the generic quality of formal photo studio poses and greyscale palette, Zhang’s figures are nameless and timeless: a series of individual histories represented within the strict confines of formula.

Zhang Xiaogang’s work is usually based on its iconography and style, which reveal a strong consistency whether the works are studied from the angle of artistic intention or personal history. If we look at the “phenomenon” of Zhang Xiaogang, and consider elements of his art that have helped to establish his position in the art world, we can look away from Zhang’s psychological and personal history, to focus on his contributions to artistic language in contemporary Chinese art. Zhang Xiaogang’s art has become a canon of contemporary Chinese oil painting, and its merits depend very much on the fact that he has found new solutions to harnessing western classical academic technique (a standard in Chinese academies) to turn it into an indigenous artistic language. Zhang Xiaogang is very much a product of the Chinese art academy system, and out of this heritage he has developed an iconography and identified a special sensibility that in many ways define this era. Because Zhang’s footing is within the academy system, therefore the system may also claim credit for his success.

Zhang has achieved this by bringing together a number of polarities. Zhang uses a technique based on western academic realism to suggest unreality and illusion; he portrays a private insular world by means of a public artistic language, hinting at unspoken public trauma through individuals’ secrets. Over twenty years, Zhang has managed to resolve his own stylistic passage from an early expressionistic period to a form of classicism.This solution makes a cultural connection with the pioneering era when western painting technique was first successfully borrowed by popular art to portray the figure, when it was adapted to mass culture in the spirit of popular folk taste. It is therefore close to traditional Chinese taste, hence successful in making claims to be a new paradigm.

Selected Exhibitions:-

2000

• Max Protetch Gallery, New York

1999

• Galerie de France, Paris

1989

• Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts,Chongqing

Conclusions:

Zhang Xiaogang’s work is usually based on its iconography and style, which reveal a strong consistency whether the works are studied from the angle of artistic intention or personal history. He had focused on his contributions to artistic language in contemporary Chinese Art.

What to Do Next…

If you want any information about Zhang Xiaogang or looking for his paintings please visit us on http://www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk/artists/zhang_xiaogang.htm

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Oct 29

Chinese Zodiac Compatibility : Tiger and Snake

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In the Tiger-Snake pairing the Tiger springs into action immediately but the Snake is more of a deliberating person who is more into developing strategies. This could be the main cause of problem between the two as the Snake might find the Tiger’s need for action to be unfriendly.

Tiger Personality
The Tiger just like the animal counterpart is fierce less and known for bravery. They are very competitive and can get very aggressive when challenged. They are also very charismatic so people generally find it hard to say no to them. Because of this reason watch out, when you are up against a Tiger personality.

Tigers are very restless. They are constantly looking for the next mountain cross and when they cannot cross the mountain they can get very depressed, isolated and miserable. Tigers have good leadership abilities and they may excel in managing and leading positions. They can be very proud and charismatic leaders, good strategists and always work with a hidden agenda.

Tigers are like magnets. Friends love to surround them because of the confidence they exude. Tigers are very passionate and romantic. They enjoy sex and life.

Because Tigers have a very restless nature it is very hard to tie them to a routine.

Snake Personality
The Snake is the most introspective and collected animal in the Chinese Zodiac. Snake people put a lot of importance in material wealth and are very strong-minded, charming and popular individuals. They make decisions very quickly and firmly. They have a tendency to plot and scheme and get a project going their way.

Snakes keep their emotions well hidden. They do not like very noisy places. The home of a Snake will generally be filled with peaceful music and muted colors.

Snakes are intelligent and hard-working people who are also very creative. They generally do well in arts and crafts field. Snakes however can get bored easily and tend to move from one project to another quite rapidly.

In love they can be very possessive and need a lot of security.

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