Treasure Heart Exhibition 2016.2.6 – 2016.3.27
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Artnutri Gallery started its nearly 30-year history of operations and collections in 1987. We not only actively promote contemporary art, but also continually collect ancient art. We have specially selected several antiques to put on display during the Lunar New Year in this new space.
At the Treasure Heart exhibition, visitors can observe a collection of ancient jade, bronze, lacquer ware of the Han Dynasty, and modern lacquer work and contemporary art.
The ancient jades at the exhibition are mainly from the Chinese Warring States Period and Han Dynasty. These royal jades’ texture, crafting techniques and culture all have profound meanings. Visitors can enjoy the superb ancient techniques while noting the history and culture behind its existence.
The bronze wares are mainly from the Warring States Period. With multiple styles and shapes of birds and beasts, these magnificently decorated wares have vivid forms and styles that reflect the superb techniques at that time.
The techniques of Han Dynasty lacquer reached its peak in the Warring States Period. The various items include food containers, boxes and furniture such as screens and desks. Lacquer took the place of bronze in the production of large furniture. Lacquer wares from the Han Dynasty are delicately crafted and dark tinted, full of rich decorative and delicate flowing lines. The totem ornamentations feature curious amusements through their abstract and pseudo-phonological nature, which conveys a vivid and elegant aesthetic combination. Han Dynasty lacquer can be regarded as the best combination of art and practice.
Modern lacquer art plays a role in heritage and innovation. Artnutri Gallery and the Chinese lacquer artists have been trying to prove that lacquer art is not merely about technical creations – its subtle and mysterious beauty, and its mild and modest nature are a reflection of time itself. This exhibition will display some artworks of some senior Chinese lacquer artists and Fuzhou bodiless lacquer decoration techniques successors, including He Ju, Wang, Yi Kun, Zheng, Xiu Qian, Zheng, Shi Zhong, Huang, Kuang-Bai Huang, Shou Duan, Wu, and lacquer artists of the new generation such as Yu Zhen, Xiao and Xiao Po, He