Wednesday, 11 April 2018

More Chinese images to ponder . . .


The following images are from the Chinese caves buried for a long time by sand dunes. The paintings are generally about 1500 years old. The 3rd image (hares) and 4th (pair of phoenixes) are ceiling decorations. The other pictures show detail from much larger pictures.

Also on display at Venice's University are numerous Buddha statues (and instructions on how they were made). Several will appear in a future post.


















6 comments:

  1. Love the hares one Gwil. I 'collect' hares and know that one well.

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    1. You are the right person to collect them as you are often haring around ;-)

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  2. They are very good. They must have been clever people, much cleverer than we seem to give people credit for of olden times.

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    1. You said it. They kept millions of people occupied for years with building a wall . . . which is a clever thing to do. Their ancient artistic creations are wonderful.

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  3. They also invented the wheelbarrow. How clever is that to transport loads on just one wheel?

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    1. Wheel I never. And here's me thinking it was an Irish invention.

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