Traditional art originating in the Far East

.When we talk about Far Eastern art, one that we want to show in a gallery, we mostly mean art created in China, Japan and India
Traditional visual art created in China originates from ancient history divided into periods according to the dynasties that ruled China throughout history. It has been influenced and shaped by philosophers, teachers, clerics and also by rulers

:There are two main types in Chinese painted art
.One is realistic and accurate drawing of portraits and/or narrative happenings painted in detail
The other is a freestyle that typically depicts unreal narratives and often landscape paintings that reflect the artist’s mood. Impressionist landscape paintings have blurred contours when perspective is achieved by color, especially watercolors. The emphasis in these landscape paintings is spiritual rather than emotional. The paintings are usually made on paper or silk as well as on the walls of temples

Traditional Chinese art also includes statues of Buddha, angels, paintings or reliefs of Heaven (Shangri-la) and wooden reliefs depicting important historical happenings



The meaning of the word calligraphy in Chinese is “the type of writing”. In Japanese, calligraphy is called Kanji – “the way of writing”. In Korean, calligraphy is called “Hanja” meaning “the art of writing

.The gallery will be happy to display paintings inspired by Chinese calligraphy

It is an important and ancient area of East Asian art that has greatly influenced traditional art in Japan and Korea. This is a refined painting style that uses the Chinese characters, but you don’t need to know the Chinese characters to enjoy its beauty. It is an abstract art that uses a brush to write the Chinese letter marks

The Jade Stone

.In the gallery we will also be happy to display ritual tools made of jade

The use of the jade stone for worship is ancient and evidence of its use has been found as far back as 3500 B.C. The instruments of worship are made of thought and often represent heaven and earth in countless diverse performances. The jade stone is considered eternal and protects its owner, so in ancient Chinese tradition it was customary to bury the dead with artefacts made of the jade stone for protection and to incorporate the jade stone into headstones and memorial columns.

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