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Tuesday, August 5, 2008

painted pottery

Classic work of painted pottery

Mostpainted potteryin China has made some 3000 to 5000 years in theYellow Rivervalley in southwestern Qinghai, Gansu provinces andShaanxi and northernHenan province. The classic is a human face and body of fish, colour Design Ceramic Basin, which was made in the Neolithic (5000 to 10000 years) and uncovered in the 1950 inBanpoVillage inXi'anof Shaanxi Province.

The basin, 16.5 cm tall with a diameter of 38.5 cm, is made of fine red mud and ceramics has a drawing of a human face holding fish in the corners of his mouth. It is uniformly decorated with red and black pigment. At that time, the Banpo people had their pottery decorated simply, the most striking are the drawings of fish that can be seen everywhere. The fish was completed in symbolic fashion. It is concluded that the fish should be the totem of the old Banpo people.

Primitive Chinese artists dipped their brushes to paint black, white and red colors to make drawings on the red pottery utensils such as basins, jars and plates. The grounds on painted pottery are two types: the abstract patterns and realistic figures derived from animals, insects and humans.

There are a dozen models on the Chinese painted pottery. The most common types are ripple, rotating, circular, sawtooth and net mesh designs. The lines are smooth and neat, symmetrical and balanced, and adhere to certain rules. In painting pottery discovered inMajiayaoinGansu province, there are numerous ripple and rotary designs drawn with a harmonious and balanced development moves to create a calm and gentle mood. These drawings furnished valuable insights into life in primitive Chinese society, men fishing and hunting, and women doing housework and collecting vegetables and fruits. It was a society without exploitation of class and slavery, his drawings and paintings, too, had a peaceful and harmonious beauty.

In the Banshan Machang and painted pottery, which were a little later than the Majiayao, drawings changed. More sawtooth, circles and frog-shaped blows seems that resemble wild, bold and enigmatic. The primitive Chinese society ruptured during this period and social reforms have been carried out. The resulting turbulence and unrest have been taken into account in the design of art. It is not just a fanciful notion to read these lines painted in pottery as all drawings and paintings design drawings later, and better documented Chinese dynasties reflect the moods and social development of their respective eras .

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