Asian Art: Post images you admire

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Asian Art: Post images you admire

by joelbct » Apr 28th 08 5:02 pm

Many of us are attracted to Chinese and Japanese art and culture as well as tea.

Here is Li Cheng's (919-967) "Solitary Temple amid Clearing Peaks," Northern Song dynasty (960-1127):

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And a lighter scan

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by jazz88 » Apr 28th 08 11:26 pm

I love Solitary Temple amid Clearing Peaks as well. A few of my favorites are below.
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by Victoria » Apr 28th 08 11:54 pm

I love this screen:

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by joelbct » Apr 29th 08 3:48 am

jazz88 wrote:I love Solitary Temple amid Clearing Peaks as well. A few of my favorites are below.
Yes, Jazz, I agree, Fan Kuan's "Travelers" and Kuo Hsi's "Early Spring" are my other two favorites of Chinese Landscape! Perfection....

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And Victoria, that is a lovely screen as well, is that Japanese?

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by jazz88 » Apr 29th 08 2:55 pm

joelbct, thanks for posting better quality images! Song Dynasty landscape paintings are probably my all time favorite. I would even go so far and say that it has been a major influence for me.
@ Victoria – nice screen! If I will be filthy rich one day then that's what I will have in my house.
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by jazz88 » Apr 29th 08 2:58 pm

Sorry for double posting. Forgot to mention – here are some very nice wallpapers for your computer: http://www.npm.gov.tw/en/downloads.htm

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by Victoria » Apr 29th 08 4:09 pm

Actually I "borrowed" the picture of that screen from a fellow perfume blogger and tea friend - http://arhianrad.blogspot.com/

I must convince her to join us, since she has a serious addiction to kimono collecting, perfume and tea! What a perfect fit!