Beijing art fair blends traditional culture with modern aesthetics

  
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Snuff bottles are on display at the Poly Art Center's art fair in Beijing on Jan 24, 2019. [Photo by Li Ping/chinadaily.com.cn]

From traditional porcelain wares and purple clay teapots to woodprints and bronze figurines created by young Chinese artists, the Poly Art Center's annual art fair served up a festive feast to celebrate the upcoming Year of the Pig in downtown Beijing.

Titled  Top 10 Art Carnival , the three-day event, held from Jan 24 to 26, brought together some of the best art design brands and inheritors of intangible cultural heritage across China to showcase the trendiest designs, ranging from painting and handicrafts to antiques and interior designs. Pig-themed works appeared across various art forms, such as paintings, miniature sculptures and jewelry.

The event also featured Peking Opera performances as well as lectures and workshops on traditional handicrafts for families and children to participate.

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A pair of pig figurines is on display on Jan 24, 2019. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

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A woodprint is on display on Jan 24, 2019. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

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Artworks of cloisonne enamel are on display on Jan 24, 2019. Cloisonne enamel is a well-known traditional handicraft in Beijing. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

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Figurines of the Monkey King and other main characters from the Chinese classic Journey to the West are on display on Jan 24, 2019. [Photo by Li Ping/chinadaily.com.cn]

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Purple clay foxes are on display on Jan 24, 2019. [Photo by Li Ping/chinadaily.com.cn]

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A bronze artwork is on display on Jan 24, 2019. [Photo by Li Ping/chinadaily.com.cn]

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Plaster figurines are on display on Jan 24, 2019. [Photo by Li Ping/chinadaily.com.cn]

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Snuff bottles are on display at the Poly Art Center's art fair in Beijing on Jan 24, 2019. [Photo by Li Ping/chinadaily.com.cn]

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Buzz of the Orient
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1  seeder  Buzz of the Orient    one month ago

This exhibition occurred almost 3 years ago, at the beginning of the year of the pig, but I thought that the items were so unique and creative that I should allow the members of NT to view some of the creative artworks of China.  The figurines of the Monkey King and other characters from the ancient novel Journey to the West were of special interest to me because I read that lengthy novel and have watched dramatized excerpts from it on TV.  Virtually every Chinese person is familiar with that novel and with the Monkey King. 

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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1.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @1    one month ago

Those are beautiful works of art. The Cloisonne enamel is one of my favorites. And I have watched the story of the "Journey to the West"and the Monkey King here on the Internet. It is a very interesting drama. 

My Mother really liked Chinese art, and had several paintings and porcelain images. So I come by my interest in Chinese art and drama from her.

Thank you for sharing this great collection with us. It's really interesting to see.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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1.1.1  seeder  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @1.1    one month ago

The Monkey King is an iconic character in Chinese folklore, but I did get to meet him.

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Raven Wing
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1.1.2  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @1.1.1    one month ago

Great photo, Buzz. He does look like the Monkey King. Where was it that you met him? He looks like he's at a play or festival of some sort.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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1.1.3  seeder  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @1.1.2    one month ago

I met him here.

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He's standing in the entrance - panda's there as well.

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A. Macarthur
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2  A. Macarthur    one month ago

Let us hope that our Group members come to, comment on and appreciate this article, Buzz.

 
 
 
Kavika
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3  Kavika     one month ago

All quite interesting but I want the little piggies.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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3.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Kavika @3    one month ago

They really are adorable. 

 
 
 
Kavika
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4  Kavika     one month ago

I have these two pieces of Cloisonne that I brought back on a visit to China.

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Raven Wing
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4.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Kavika @4    one month ago

Those are truly beautiful, Kavika. The incredibly intricate detail of the Chinese artwork is amazing. I gave all my collectibles to my Granddaughter when I moved into the Senior complex as I just don't have room for it all, and it will all go to her one day anyway. 

 
 
 
shona1
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5  shona1    one month ago

Morning Buzz...would love to see that...thanks for the photos.

 
 
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