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Jul 25

How to make a Chinese Paint Brush for Chinese Bird and Flower Painting and Calligraphy.

chinese painting How to make a chinese paint brush for Chinese Calligraphy and bird and flower painting. This is a video that is exceptionally rare on YouTUbe.
RaggedyBird was grateful for the Maker to allow us exclusive use of his Images that promote and sell CHinese Brushes.
Later next year we are going out into China to discover the real thing and see and film its creation.

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Jul 22

Famous Chinese painter and calligrapher Qi Gong 启功 (part 1)

chinese calligraphy Qi Gong has been one of the most famous artists in Chinese Calligraphy and painting since mid 20th century till his passing in 2005.

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Jul 19

Gold Pigment 金粉書法 Chinese Calligraphy on Cerulean & Red Xuan Paper

chinese calligraphy Gold pigments used in this video
www.orientalartsupply.com/products/colors.cfm

Google search: 金粉書法 or gold pigment calligraphy

“Centered Tip Principle” for Chinese Calligraphy writing

http://www.art-virtue.com/principles/p5-centertip.htm

Due to the tackiness and density of the gold pigment powder, I made a rare exception to the Center Tip Principle between 2:37 and 2:40. I overly pressed the brush’s bristle up to one half in consideration of the size of the brush and the ingredients of the gold powder. If the brush is pressed more than 1/2 or 2/3, the strokes will lose their vitalities.

Small “Li Fushou brush” used in this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgMnBt2yfEg

Chinese calligraphy poems by Zhang Yu (partially adapted in this video)

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Jul 16

Butterfly Chinese Painting in Japanese Watercolor

chinese painting 中華彩蝶圖譜 (“China Color Butterfly Pictures”) may be obtained from
http://www.bookseed.com/html/sresh/?itype=a&k=%E4%B8%AD%E5%8D%8E%E5%BD%A9%E8%9D%B6%E5%9B%BE%E8%B0%B1&lang=sm (Price in US dollars)

http://search.books.com.tw/exep/prod_search.php?cat=all&key=%A4%A4%B5%D8%B1m%BD%BA%B9%CF%C3%D0 (Price divided by about 35 is US dollars)

Google search: 中华彩蝶图谱 for more bookstores
The author, a Chinese painter and insectologist, has included his Gongbi paintings of 200 different butterflies in this book. According to the book, China has about 1,800 kinds of butterflies, mostly located in the southern provinces, especially in Taiwan.

Bees, butterflies and dragonflies Chinese Painting of the Song Dynasty

http://hua.umf.maine.edu/China/SMpainting/pages/10524wFlowersSongDynasty.html

Guzheng music: Butterflies in Love with Flowers ( 古箏: 蝶戀花 )

Japanese cake watercolors (Yasutomo Sumi-e watercolor set), sized Xuan paper, and various brushes used in this video:
www.orientalartsupply.com
Asel Art Supply http://www.aselart.com/

http://www.art-virtue.com/links/index.htm#4

Some of the Chinese painting techniques here may be very similar to Chinese Figure Paintings

http://www.youtube.com/user/artvirtue#g/c/D2E6554BA3978F71

and Chinese Calligraphy techniques, especially Seal Style and Cursive Styles. Due to time limitation, I did not record the full length of painting procedures. Many finishing touches are not recorded and included here since they are intuitive and self-explanatory.

More about Chinese butterflies and related art and painting:

http://www.cnkcw.net/cnhdw/index.asp

http://www.ynbutterfly.cn/client/index.asp

http://product.dangdang.com/product.aspx?product_id=167213

http://dongwu.xooob.com/ld/20088/333460.html

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Jul 16

A World of Art: The Metropolitan Museum of Art

chinese art Founded in 1870, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City is a three dimensional encyclopedia of art history. Produced for Public Television by Great Museums TV.

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Jul 13

Modern Chinese Painter – 宋文治 Song Wenzhi (part 1)

chinese art http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&source=hp&q=%E5%AE%8B%E6%96%87%E6%B2%BB&gbv=2&aq=f&oq=&aqi=

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

Song Wenzhi (1919-1999, Taicang, Jiangsu Province) studied advertising art in Shanghai when he was young. Later he became a student of Wu Hufan ( 吳湖帆 ), a master of Chinese Calligraphy and painting and a renowned connoisseur and collector.

After having studied at the Suzhou Art Training Institute, he taught at secondary schools and normal universities. He joined the Jiangsu Province Traditional Chinese Painting Studio in 1957. Song Wenzhi studied classical Chinese painting techniques of the Four Wangs ( 四王 王時敏、王鑒、王原祁、王翬 ), Western perspectives and color theories, and paintings of Picasso, Monet, Van Gogh, and etc.

Song was a director of the Chinese Artists Association, and a vice-chairman of its Jiangsu Branch. Many of his works have been included in international collections.

Sources:
Important Art of New China 1949-1979 (China Guardian Auction Catalogue 1997, Beijing)
Chen Lusheng, Xin Zhongguo meishu tushi – 1949-1966 [The Art History of the People's Republic of China - 1949-1966] (Beijing: Zhongguo qingnian chubanshe, 2000) [in Chinese]
Michael Sullivan, Modern Chinese Artists — A Biographical Dictionary (Berkeley, etc: University of California Press, 2006)
Zhongguo meishuguan (ed.), 中国美术年鉴 1949-1989 (Guilin: Guangxi meishu chubanshe, 1993)

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Jul 10

China: West Meets East at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

chinese art The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City is home to the finest collection of Chinese masterpieces of any museum outside of China. Produced for Public Television by Great Museums TV.

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Jul 04

China Furniture and Arts – Asian Home Decor, Showroom

chinese art China Furniture and Arts, based out of Chicago, but with roots in the carpentry of Shanghai, is a premier provider of Asian home decor. We have the largest variety of selections. From complete room settings to fine collectible accessories, we constantly inventory more than 4,000 items and over 2,500 of them are available online. We can also custom design to meet your unique needs.

Over 30 years of experience in the North American market has allowed us to create award-winning designs, combining beautiful traditional Chinese styles with functions for today’s modern lifestyle. We at China Furniture and Arts not only understand the beauty of Chinese Art, but the delicacy of the work, and also the stories behind each piece. We insist all of our handcrafted products to be manufactured with traditional techniques. All pieces we select are from its origin and our Chinese inspired product designs are truthful to its original.

Visit China Furniture and Arts’ showroom at:
35 S. Cass Avenue
Westmont, IL 60559
T: 1-888-786-6888

or visit us online at http://www.ChinaFurnitureOnline.com/showroom.htm .

Video filmed on location at China Furniture and Arts in Westmont, IL. ©2010.

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Jul 01

Chinese Painting Peonies in Orange and Yellow with Brushes (Part1/3)

chinese painting http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&source=hp&q=Chinese+painting+peony&gbv=2&aq=f&oq=&aqi= Google pictures of Chinese peonies paintings

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Jun 28

Lecture 1 – Introduction and Pre-Han Pictorial Art

chinese art I begin by introducing my three major teachers, and go on to outline the background of the series: early attempts at histories of Chinese Painting, photographing and cataloguing projects carried out in the 1960s-70s, changing ideas about how art history should be constructed and written. I introduce Ernst Gombrich as a model for the kind of art-historical narrative I will attempt, but also emphasize the strong tradition of critical and historical writing in China that underlies my account. This first lecture ends with a brief introduction to early pictorial art in China: Neolithic painted pots, hunting-style bronzes, the earliest paintings on silk from Changsha.

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