Thursday, October 9, 2008

Beijing 2008 Olmpic Games

i ilke china, Beijing 2008 Olmpic Games A Chinese painting scroll opens on the floor of the stadium, marking the beginning of the evening’s performances. Percussionists accompany a performance of traditional Peking Opera. Peking Opera is just one of the hundreds of forms of traditional Chinese opera, many of which are still performed today. The actor is singing Kunqu, which is an ancient and traditional art and has been selected into world intangible cultural heritage list. This is the percussion performance of traditional Peking Opera of China. As China has a vast territory with numerous dialects, hundreds of traditional operas have been derived. The 3,000 disciples of Confucius chant a famous line from Confucius’ Analects—"All those within the four seas can be considered his brothers." i ilke this if you want buy the dvd ,you can buy from : The-Opening-Ceremony-of-the-Beijing-2008-Olmpic-Games-DVD

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Yuan Jiang

Yuan Jiang ; was a during the Qing Dynasty . His specific years of birth and death are not known.

Yuan was born in Yangzhou in the Jiangsu province . He was part of an artistic family, his nephew Yuan Yao was also landscape painter. Yuan painted landscapes and garrets, as well as bird-and-flower paintings and paintings of beasts. His landscapes and garrets contained accurate composition and minute detail that were suitable for construction.

Ye Xin

Yè Xīn ; was a during the Qing Dynasty . His specific years of birth and death are not known.

Ye was born in Huating in the Jiangsu province, and later moved to Nanjing . His style name was 'Rongmu'. Ye primarily painted landscapes.

Yao Tingmei

Yao Tingmei ; was a during the Yuan Dynasty . His specific dates of birth and death are not known.

Yao was born in Huzhou in the Zhejiang province . Yao's paintings of landscapes utilized profound and skilled strokes which following the style of Guo Xi.

Yang Jin

Yang Jin ; ca. was a painter during the Qing Dynasty .

Yang was born in Changshu in the Jiangsu province . His style name was 'Zi He' and his sobriquet was 'Xi Ting'. Yang's paintings were meticulous and exquisite, in the style of Wang Hui.

Yang Weizhen

Yáng Wéizhēn ; ca. was a and calligrapher during the Yuan Dynasty .

Yang was born in the Zhejiang province . His style name was 'Lianfu' and his sobriquet was 'Tieya'. Yang's reputation for calligraphy was well known, incorporating a purity and strength into his works.

Yan Liben

Yan Liben , formally Baron Wenzhen of Boling , was a and government official of the early Tang Dynasty. His notable works include the ''Thirteen Emperors Scroll'' and ''Northern Qi Scholars Collating Classic Texts''. He also painted the Portraits at Lingyan Pavilion, under Emperor Taizong of Tang, commissioned in 643 to commemorate 24 of the greatest contributors to Emperor Taizong's reign, as well as 18 portraits commemorating the 18 great scholars who served Emperor Taizong when he was the Prince of Qin. Yan's paintings included painted portraits of various Chinese emperors from the Han Dynasty up until the Sui Dynasty period. His works were highly regarded by the Tang writers Zhu Jingxuan and Zhang Yanyuan, who noted his paintings were "works among the glories of all times".

From the years 669 to 673, Yan Liben also served as a under Emperor Taizong's son .


It is not known when Yan Liben was born. His ancestors were originally from Mayi , but had relocated to the Guanzhong region several generations prior to Yan Liben. Yan Liben's father Yan Pi was the deputy director of palace affairs during Sui Dynasty, and both Yan Liben and his older brother Yan Lide were known for their abilities in architectural matters and service to the imperial government in that area.

During Emperor Taizong's reign

It was said that while Yan Liben was skilled in public work projects, he became particularly known for his artistic skills. It was for this reason that , the second emperor of Tang Dynasty, commissioned Yan to paint portraits to commemorate the 24 great contributors to his reign at and the 18 great scholars who served under him when he was the Prince of Qin.

Although the Chinese aristocracy counted painting as one of their accepted pasфtimes, the profession of the painter was not a highly venerated vocation. On one occasion, when Emperor Taizong was rowing a boat with his attendant scholars at the imperial pond, there were birds flying by. Emperor Taizong had the scholars write poems to praise the scene and then summoned Yan to paint a portrait of the scene. Yan was at the time already a mid-level official in the administration, but when he summoned Yan, the imperial attendants called out, "Summon the imperial painter, Yan Liben!" When Yan heard the order, he became ashamed for being known only as the painter, and he commented to his son, "I had studied well when I was young, and it was fortunate of me to have avoided being turned away from official service and to be known for my abilities. However, now I am only known for my painting skills, and I end up serving like a servant. This is shameful. Do not learn this skill." However, as he still favored painting, he continued to do so even after this incident.

During Emperor Gaozong's reign

During the ''Xianqing'' era of the reign of Emperor Taizong's son , Yan Liben served as the imperial architect. He later succeeded his brother Yan Lide as the minister of public works . Around the new year 669, he became acting ''You Xiang'' -- the head of the examination bureau of government and a post considered one for a , and Emperor Gaozong created him the Baron of Boling. As Yan's fellow chancellor Jiang Ke was promoted to the chancellor post at the same time due to his battlefield achievements, a semi-derogatory couplet was written around the time stating, "The ''Zuo Xiang'' established his power over the desert, and the ''You Xiang'' established his fame over a canvass." In 670, Yan became officially the head of the legislative bureau, now with the title changed to ''Zhongshu Ling'' . He died in 673.



*Fong, Mary H. "Tang Tomb Murals Reviewed in the Light of Tang Texts on Painting," ''Artibus Asiae'' : 35–72.


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