Sunday, August 24, 2014

Clark Museum Bronzes August 23

Cast for Eternity
http://www.clarkart.edu/Exhibition/Cast-for-Eternity



http://online.wsj.com/articles/a-homage-to-chinese-bronze-at-the-clark-art-institute-1403307555

Here are some photographs
http://online.wsj.com/articles/photos-chinese-bronzes-at-the-clark-art-institute-1403323074

Here is an overview.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_ritual_bronzes#Wine_vessels

I could not use my camera in the Chinese bronze section, but these links will give some idea.  I was awed and delighted.  So many of the pieces reflected food and wine, and almost all were adorned with animals and birds, sometimes in relief and other times in three dimentional detail, built into handles, or seen climbing up the sides of the containers.

Many of the pieces in these photographs are similar to what we saw
http://www.jccopper.com/bronze/bronze_vessels.htm

Pieces included Ding
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ding_(vessel)
Jia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jia_(vessel)
We saw one from the 15the century BC
Zun
He - This one had a fine dragon spout.
So many dragons appear on pieces in so many places, it is hard to believe they never existed.
http://www.valserrie.com/vs%20A_DidDragonsExist.htm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FIDeOOL52Q
Yi



Such interesting short names for various bronze.


One from 2000BC is in some of the posts.  It had seven yaks and Tigers climbing the sides.


 

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