Yes, I’m still here!
I haven’t gone anywhere–just living life– but reading and blogging has slowed down somewhat. I’m still reading The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck and I wanted to share some images of the various forms of artwork from pre-revolutionary China.
China has such a rich history and I wanted to see for myself and share with others just a few examples of the creativity and craftsmanship of the Chinese people. Their artwork is amazing and beautiful. I hope you enjoy!
Pottery dated 1587
Vase Artist/maker unknown, Chinese Geography: Made in China, Asia Period: Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) Date: Kangxi Period (1662-1722
A partial section of the Tang Dynasty copy of the Lantingji Xu by Feng Chengsu (馮承素), dated between 627-650, collection of the Palace Museum in Beijing. (Note: this is intended to be read right-to-left.)
Tapestry from the Qing dynasty.
Metalwork- 13th or 14th C
These images represent only a small sampling of the various Chinese art forms. I think their artwork is amazingly beautiful! I especially admire the pottery and ceramic ware which has a long history and the beauty of the work continues to inspire and amaze people today.
What do you think of Chinese artwork? Is there a specific time period or art form you especially admire or respect? Tell me in the comments below.