Archive for December, 2011

How to Mount a Large Chinese Painting (1)

Friday, December 30th, 2011

chinese painting ink To purchase Silicone Paper– http://Stores.eBay.com/blueheronartscom
How to dry-mounting large sized paintings on rice paper with Silicone Paper.

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Nine Goldfish in Free Style Chinese Painting by Henry Li

Friday, December 30th, 2011

chinese painting brush 九如图 – Nine Goldfish is a good omen in Chinese, which suggests best fortune.

Materials List
Brush:Combination Brush of Goat and Wolf hairs,

http://www.blueheronarts.com/product_info.php?products_id=199

Paper: single Xuan.
Paints: Marie’s Chinese painting colors,
Ink: ground ink paste from tung oil soot Inkstick.
Glue Water: Peach Sap Glue Powder

http://www.blueheronarts.com/index.php?cPath=7

* Translation of the corner seal: “Once you’ve gotten the fish you can forget the trap” which is a line from the Taolist master Chuang Tzu. He said:
“The fish trap exists because of the fish. Once you’ve gotten the fish you can forget the trap. The rabbit snare exists because of the rabbit. Once you’ve gotten the rabbit, you can forget the snare. Words exist because of meaning. Once you’ve gotten the meaning, you can forget the words. Where can I find a man who has forgotten words so I can talk with him?”
My interpretation: getting the right painting brush is necessary to paint the fish, but it is more important to captured the happy spirit of the fish. If you’ve gotten what I am trying to say, forget about my poor English words. :-)
I carved this seal 25 years ago when I was a graduate student in Nanjing University.

* If you like it I can make a seal like it for you.

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Korean War Atrocities: Interviews with Prisoners of War Documentary Film

Friday, December 30th, 2011

chines painting supplies http://thefilmarchive.org/ DVD: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001201S1M/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=doc06-20&linkCode=as2&camp=217145&creative=399369&creativeASIN=B001201S1M

The US reported that North Korea mistreated prisoners of war: soldiers were beaten, starved, put to forced labor, marched to death, and summarily executed.

The KPA killed POWs at the battles for Hill 312, Hill 303, the Pusan Perimeter, and Daejeon—discovered during early after-battle mop-up actions by the UN forces. Later, a US Congress war crimes investigation, the United States Senate Subcommittee on Korean War Atrocities of the Permanent Subcommittee of the Investigations of the Committee on Government Operations reported that “… two-thirds of all American prisoners of war in Korea died as a result of war crimes.”

Although the Chinese rarely executed prisoners like their Korean counterparts, mass starvation and diseases swept through the Chinese run POW camps during the winter of 1950–51. About 43 percent of all US POWs died during this period. The Chinese defended their actions by stating that all Chinese soldiers during this period were suffering mass starvation and diseases due to the lack of competent logistics system. The UN POWs, however, disputed the claim by pointing out that most of the Chinese camps were located near the easily supplied Sino-Korean border, and that starvation was used to force the prisoners to accept the communism indoctrinations programs, which were running in full swing after the starvation was over.

The North Korean Government reported some 70,000 ROK Army POWs; 8,000 were repatriated. South Korea repatriated 76,000 Korean People’s Army POWs. Besides the 12,000 UN Command forces POWs dead in captivity, the KPA might have press-ganged some 50,000 ROK POWs into the North Korean military. Per the South Korean Ministry of Defense, there remained some 560 Korean POWs detained in North Korea in 2008; from 1994 until 2009, some 79 ROK POWs escaped the North.

The North Korean Government denied having POWs from the Korean War, and, via the Korean Central News Agency, reported that the UN forces killed some 33,600 KPA POWs; that on 19 July 1951, in POW Camp No. 62, some 100 POWs were killed as machine-gunnery targets; that on 27 May 1952, in the 77th Camp, Koje Island (now in Geoje), the ROK Army incinerated with flamethrowers some 800 KPA POWs who rejected “voluntary repatriation” south, and instead demanded repatriation north.

In December 1950, National Defense Corps was founded, the soldiers were 406,000 drafted citizens. In the winter of 1951, 50,000 to 90,000 South Korean National Defense Corps soldiers starved to death while marching southward under the Chinese offensive when their commanding officers embezzled funds earmarked for their food. This event is called the National Defense Corps Incident.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korean_War

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Is David Beckham a Christian?

Friday, December 30th, 2011

So,most people, if you watched the Jan. 10 AC Milan game, you saw David Beckham’s new tattoo,
http://www.nbcbayarea.com/entertainment/celebrity/Celebrity_Tattoos.html (if you didn’t) And I was wondering, Is David Beckham a christian? The Article clearly says "
David Beckham revealed a new Jesus tattoo just below his ribs on the right side, while celebrating shirtless after AC Mlan’s victory on Jan 10. The new ink is a copy of ‘The Man Of Sorrows’ painting by artist Matthew R. Brooks. It’s the fourth image depicting Christian iconography, along with a broad of other religious tattoo’s, his children names and Chinese proverbs just to name a few." SO is this incredible Midfielder a christian?

He also has a tattoo from the ‘Song of Songs’ the Hebrew Bible and has described himself as half Jewish -he has a jewish grandfather. Clearly his beliefs are his own and somewhat eclectic.

CHINESE TRANSLATION HELP?

Friday, December 30th, 2011

My Chinese teacher assigned an assignment where I need an English and Chinese version of a children’s story and I cannot find the Chinese translation anywhere! It is too difficult to translate myself, and would be a waste of time, if I could find the entire story online. If anyone could redirect me to a page with short (about 1-2 page story) Chinese stories/folktales, it would save me a LOT of time.
Trying to translate by pasting the english into translators is definitely not accurate.
I have two stories that I have found in English, but am having trouble finding the Chinese translation. Any help?

http://www.topics-mag.com/folk-tales/folk-tale-greed-china.htm

The Old Man and the Golden Fish

The Magic Paint Brush

the magic paint brush:
從前,有個孩子名字叫馬良。父親母親早就死了,靠他自己打柴、割草過日子。他從小喜歡學畫,可是,他連一支筆也沒有啊!

一天,他走過一個學館門口,看見學館裡的教師,拿著一支筆,正在畫畫。他不自覺地走了進去,對教師說:“我很想學畫,借給我一支筆可以嗎?”教師瞪了他一眼,“呸!”一口唾沫啐在他臉上,罵道:“窮娃子想拿筆,還想學畫?做夢啦!”說完,就將他攆出大門來。馬良是個有志氣的孩子,他說:“偏不相信,怎麼窮孩子連畫也不能學了!”

從此,他下決心學畫,每天用心苦練。他到山上打柴時,就折一根樹枝,在沙地上學著描飛鳥。他到河邊割草時,就用草根蘸蘸河水,在岸石上學著描遊魚。晚上,回到家裡,拿了一塊木炭,在窯洞的壁上,又把白天描過的東西,一件一件再畫一遍。沒有筆,他照樣學畫畫。

一年一年地過去,馬良學畫從沒有一天間斷過。他的窯洞四壁,畫上疊畫,麻麻花花全是畫了。當然,進步也很快,真是畫起的鳥就差不會叫了,畫起的魚就差不會遊了。一回,他在村口畫了只小母雞,村口的上空就成天有老鷹打轉。一回,他在山後畫了只黑毛狼,嚇得牛羊不敢在山後吃草。但是馬良還沒有一支筆啊!他想,自己能有一支筆該多麼好呢!

有一個晚上,馬良躺在窯洞裡,因為他整天地幹活、學畫,已經很疲倦,一躺下來,就迷迷糊糊地睡著了。

不知道什麼時候,窯洞裡亮起了一陣五彩的光芒,來了個白鬍子的老人,把一支筆送給他:“這是一支神筆,要好好用它!”馬良接過來一看,那筆金光燦燦的;拿在手上,沉甸甸的。他喜得蹦起來:“謝謝你,老爺爺,……”馬良的話沒有說完,白鬍子老人已經不見了。

馬良一驚,就醒過來,揉揉眼睛,原來是個夢呢!可又不是夢啊!那支筆不是很好地在自己的手裡嗎!

他十分高興,就奔了出來,挨家挨戶去敲門,把伙伴都叫醒,告訴他們:“我有支筆啦!”這時才半夜哩!他用筆畫了一隻鳥,鳥撲撲翅膀,飛到天上去,對他喊喊喳喳地唱起歌來。他用筆畫了一條魚,魚彎彎尾巴,游進水裡去,對他一搖一擺地跳起舞來。他樂極了,說:“這神筆,多好呀!”馬良有了這支神筆,天天替村裡的窮人畫畫:誰家沒有犁耙,他就給他畫犁耙;誰家沒有耕牛,他就給他畫耕牛;誰家沒有水車,他就給他畫水車;誰家沒有石磨,他就給他畫石磨……

天下沒有不透風的牆,消息很快地傳進了鄰近村裡一個大財主的耳朵。這財主,就派兩個家了來把他抓去,逼他畫畫。

馬良年紀雖小,卻生來是個硬性子。他看透有錢人的壞心腸,任憑財主怎樣哄他、嚇他,要他畫個金元寶,他就是不肯畫。財主就把他關在一間馬廄裡,也不給他飯吃。

傍晚,雪紛紛揚揚地落著,地上已經積起了厚厚一層。財主想,馬良這一下不是餓死,也準凍死了。他走過馬廄門口,只見門縫裡透出紅紅的亮光,還聞到一股香噴噴的味道。他覺得奇怪,湊近眼去,往門縫裡一張,啊!馬良不但沒有死,而且還燒起了一個大火爐,一面烤著火,一面正吃著熱烘烘的餅子呢!財主知道,這火爐和餅子,一定是馬良用神筆畫的,就氣呼呼地去叫家丁來,要他們把馬良殺死,奪下那支神筆。十多個兇猛的家丁,衝進了馬廄,卻不見馬良,只見東面牆壁上,靠著一架梯子。馬良趁著天黑,攀上這梯子,翻牆走了。財主急忙攀上梯子去追,沒爬上三步,就摔下來了。原來,這梯是馬良用神筆畫的。

馬良出了財主的家,他知道在村裡是不能住了,他向自己的村莊揮了揮手,默默地說了一句:“伙伴們,再見啦!”馬良用神筆畫了一匹大駿馬,跳上馬背,向大路上奔去。沒有走出多少路,只聽見後面一陣喧嘩,回頭一看,火把照得通明,財主騎著匹快馬,手執一把明晃晃的鋼刀,帶著一二十個家丁,追上來了。

眼看就要追著了,馬良不慌不忙,用神筆畫了一張弓,一支箭。箭一上弦,“颼”的一聲,正射中財主的咽喉,財主翻身跌下馬去了。馬良拍拍大駿馬,大駿馬像飛一樣地向前馳去了。

馬良連日帶夜地在路上跑了幾天,到了一個市鎮裡,看看離家鄉已經很遠,就在這兒住下來。他畫了許多畫,拿到街坊去賣。因為他怕別人知道,便不讓畫活起來,畫成的東西,不是少嘴便是斷腿的。

一天,他畫了一隻沒有眼睛的白鶴。一不小心,在它臉上濺上一滴墨水,白鶴便眼睛一睜,扇扇翅膀飛上天去了。

這一來,整個市鎮都轟動了。當地的官員,馬上把這件事奏給了皇帝。皇帝就下了一道聖旨,派人來召他到京都去。馬良不肯去,他們把他拉去了。

馬良聽見過許多皇帝欺侮窮人的事,心裡恨透了,哪肯給皇帝畫畫呢!皇帝叫他畫一條龍,他卻畫了一隻大壁虎;皇帝叫他畫一隻鳳,他卻畫了一隻大烏鴉。大壁虎和大烏鴉十分難看,在金鑾殿裡亂爬亂叫,還打起架來,弄得宮殿裡烏七八糟。皇帝大為發怒,就命衛士們搶下他的神筆,把他打人了天牢。

皇帝拿到神筆,就自己來畫了。他先畫了一座金山。貪心不足的皇帝,畫了一座又一座,畫了一座又一座,重重疊疊地畫了許多。畫好一看,哪是金山!卻是一堆堆的大石頭;上面壓得太多,就塌下來,差一點把皇帝的腳也打傷。

皇帝還不死心。他心裡想,畫金山不成,就換金磚。他畫了一塊嫌小,畫了一塊嫌小,最後畫了長長的一大條。畫好一看,哪是金磚!卻是一條長長的大蟒蛇,張開血盆似的大口,向他撲來。幸虧衛士們救得快,不然,皇帝早被大蟒蛇吃掉了。

皇帝沒有辦法,只得把馬良放出來,又假惺惺地對他說了一些好話,說什麼要給他許多許多金銀,還說什麼要把公主嫁給他,招他做駙馬。

馬良一心想奪回神筆,他裝作答應下來。皇帝見馬良答應了,十分高興,就把神筆還給了馬良,要馬良給他畫畫。皇帝想,畫金山、金磚都不成,那末畫株搖錢樹吧!搖錢樹上,長的都是錢,輕輕一搖,就能掉下許多錢來,這有多好啊!他就叫馬良畫搖錢樹了。

馬良心裡打定了主意,不說什麼話,提起神筆一揮,一個無邊的大海,出現在眼前了。藍藍的海水,沒有一絲波紋,亮閃閃的像一面大玉鏡。皇帝看了很不高興,臉一板,罵道:“叫你畫搖錢樹,誰叫你畫海!”

馬良在大海中央畫了塊小島,島上畫了株又高又大的樹,說:“這不是搖錢樹嗎?”皇帝看見那株樹,發著耀眼的金色光芒,喉嚨裡咽了幾口唾水,就嘻嘻地笑了起來,急巴巴地對馬良說:“趕快畫只船吧!我要到海中央去搖錢!”馬良畫了一隻很大很大的木船,皇帝就帶了娘娘、太子、公主和許多大臣、將軍,都上船去了。

馬良又畫了幾筆風,海水掀起密密的波紋,大木船就開動了。

皇帝心裡痒滋滋的,嫌船走得太慢,在船頭上叫:“風大些!風大些!……”馬良就加了幾筆粗粗的風。海動盪起來了,白帆鼓得滿滿的,木船急速地向海中央駛去。

馬良又加上幾筆大風。大海不安地吼叫起來,捲起滾滾的浪濤,大木船搖搖晃晃了。

皇帝心裡害怕,向馬良搖手,大聲地喊道:“風夠了!風夠了!……”馬良裝作沒有聽見,不歇手地畫著風。海水發怒了,浪濤撲上船去了。船傾斜了,船上亂起來了。

皇帝被海水打得渾身濕漉漉的,抱著船的桅桿,不住地叫喊:“風太大了!船要翻了!不要再畫了!……”馬良不去睬他,還是不住手地畫風。風更大了,吹來了許多厚厚的烏雲,又鳴,又閃電,還下起暴雨來。浪更猛了,海水像一堵堵倒坍的高牆,接連不斷地往船上壓去。船翻了,船碎了,皇帝他們都沉到海底去了。

皇帝死了以後,《神筆馬良》的故事就傳開了。但是,馬良後來到什麼地方去了呢,大家都不清楚。有的說:他回到自己的家鄉,和那些種地的伙伴在一起。有的說:他到處流浪,專門給許多窮苦的人們畫畫。

Why is it okay when Chinese people want to live in a "Chinatown" or Mexicans want to live in their own area?

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

But WHITES get accused of being RACIST if they want to live by other people who are LIKE THEM?

I’ve been to Chinatowns in many countries and I never heard them being called RACIST for wanting to live in the same community. Same with all other minorities.

Why are whites painted with a different brush for simply wanting to be around people like them?

GREAT QUESTION!

The kind of reverse racism that is accepted EVERY DAY.

You should send this question to Eric "I release terrorists" Holder, who believes we are too cowardly to discuss these matters.

Chinese painting bamboo leaves and basics (demo 1/100)

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

chinese painting ink Chinese painting for bamboo series (demo video #1)
Unlike painting trees in most cases, bamboo trunks are painted from bottom to top. The techniques in painting leaves are mutually connected with Chinese calligraphy brushstroke methods. Many Chinese calligraphy practioners and masters can paint bamboo more easily than beginners without a prior experiece in Chinese caligraphy.

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Raggedy Sparrow Practice 5 / Chinese Brush Painting Birds Animals Flowers

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

chinese painting brush With time on my hands I thought I would try Sparrows again.
These are not as short stroked as Yang O-shi’s appear to be. I can only guess, but for now, even being able to see the sparrow on the page before I paint something there is a feat I fight hard to get over.
Painting is not second nature to me though I am told it may be. It’s a beautiful pastime and the root of it all wold be nice to think that someone else in Europe saw my efforts and would like to try their hand as well.

Here are Five Sparrows, painted with traditional Chinese paints and paper, brushes and inks. All Chinese, even the mixing bowls are all authentic Chinese porcelain.

Raggedy Sparrow Practice 5 / Chinese Brush Painting

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johnny cash cadillac song video

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

chines painting supplies its reallly funny

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Who is the artist and what is the art?

Sunday, December 25th, 2011

I am having trouble finding an artist and his/her artwork’s name but I do have a description of what I am looking for,

The art is either by a Japanese or Chinese artist
the artwork is in black ink on a white background
the artwork is either a painting or woodblock print
the artwork shows enlarged mountains and tree, and a single tiny man walking among the scene as far as I can remember but I do believe next to the tree was a temple but I’m not sure.

that is as much info as I can give you… oh yeah I almost forgot there is no nature affect to it such as wind or rain it is just a normal scene.
oh and I require proof of your answer. A web link will do.

You may be seeking an example of "Shan-Shui" artwork. The description you give does not permit differentiation of the thousands of examples of such. Most have this same theme.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shan_shui

I used to see them nearly everyday in Taiwan. A common home decoration