The Ancient Pure Pearl in Dynamic Downtown
Each city has its own peculiar temperament. For example, i n the streets of Wuhan, you can often witness a swarming downtown area with a sleepy lane nestled in between outcroppings of supertalls; the fresh-faced business people dressed in business suits and leather shoes hurrying about their business are coupled with grey- haired residents furiously engaged in leisurely gossip. Wuhan is developing and transforming itself rapidly in a conflicting state of languid rapidity. Where commanding commerce meets deferential art, a gallery provides a tranquil oasis amid the clamorous Optics Valley.
Located near a large shopping mall, the Hangu Art Gallery has distinguished itself in its isolation from the surrounding commercial cacophony. It neighbors a cinema, and sits opposite a bank. The ancient china, scripts and paintings rest peacefully in the museum, reflecting the vicissitudes of China’s history of 5,000 years.
It is the first folk art museum established in the Optics Valley Business Circle of Wuhan.
Gilt Bronze Fan with Inlaid MultiJewels, Qing Dynasty
A palm-sized exquisite and elegantly crafted piece of jewelry that no woman can resist. Besides the use of traditional openwork, relief carving and inlay craft to the fan body, an indigo dotting technique was also applied. First, a small metal trowel was used to fill a narrow gap with finely ground glaze, then it was fired at 800℃ , bringing out the brilliant surface colors.
Gold Wire Ganoderma Lucidum Ruyi, Qing Dynasty
Perusing the gallery, you will likely find yourself stopping to admire this ancient, luxurious jewel called Ruyi, and be unable to break from its bewitching beauty . This is truly a treasure of the Niohuru Hala clan.
Filigree i nlaying was a technique employed by the ancient imperial craftsmen to make jewelry for the emperor’s concubines. The gold is stretched into gold threads and then woven into the piece. When inlay work is performed, it is necessary to hammer the gold sheet and then insert the gems.
Though I am a self- proclaimed dabbler in art, I always feel that no one can resist the temptation of visiting the Art Museum. It’s not expected that we be edified
Gilt Bronze Fan with Inlaid Multi-Jewels, Qing Dynasty