Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Art Gallery - Taiwan National Palace Museum: Gallery 302 (Treasures of Treasures)

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Taiwan National Palace Museum: 3rd Floor Gallery 302
(Treasures of Treasures) - November 2017
Close up of jade carving of a bokchoy cabbage (上海青) with katydid and locust sitting on the leaves - Qing Dynasty (清朝) (1644-1912).
The National Palace Museum, located in Taipei and TaibaoTaiwan, has a permanent collection of nearly 700,000 pieces of ancient Chinese imperial artifacts and artworks. Gallery 302 (A Gathering of Treasures) display only two pieces of artwork but it is artwork so well and finely carved that they are considered top masterpieces of Chinese Art. Due to photography angle, the photos below has been cropped, and due to photography distance, some of the photos were blur; as such it is best to visit the museum personally and view the artwork first-hand.


This blog comes in several pages, this is Gallery 302 of the third floor galleries, click below to navigate to other sections:
Go to 3rd Flr 301            |           Go To 3rd Flr Main           |         Go to 3rd Flr 303 >

Go To 2nd Flr

Go To 1st Flr

Meat-shaped stone - carved banded jasper, Qing Dynasty (清朝) (1644-1912).
This gallery contains what I would call the Treasures of Treasures, stone carving so well executed that they are exceptionally realistic. The craftsman had a keen eye to take advantage of the stone's natural colours and imperfections (such as cracks and holes) to form a part of their pieces these imperfections are unnoticed and fits in well as part of the carving.
The piece above is titled Meat-shaped stone, carved from banded jasper to look like a succulent piece of Dongpo (東坡肉) braised pork. Banded jasper naturally appears with layers which in this case suggest those of layers of fat and lean meat of a piece of pork belly. The artist had taken advantage of this feature to stain the layers from top to bottom with darker to lighter shades of brown, giving an effect of the meat stewed in soy sauce. Even more remarkable is that he had created many dimples on the top dark-brown stained surface to mimic follicles of pork skin. This transformed this tough stone to look even more like a piece of Dongpo pork just scooped out from the pot with the tender surface having a gelatinous quality.


The are long queues lined up to enter this gallery, and only a limited number are allowed in at one time to view the art work for a short while only. Due to these pieces being encased in a casing, it was quiet hard to get a good photo of them with my compact camera, given the limited time of viewing.
The first photo was taken of the actual display and does not do justice to the artwork.  This second photo and subsequent photos are taken from explanatory posters lining the wall of the room. This better photo of the Meat-shaped stone shows more details which elaborates the high craftsmanship of the artist. There's a story behind the Dongpo dish was invented by Su Dong Po, a Chinese scholar/court official of the Song Dynasty.


Jadeite Cabbage - white & greenjade carving of a Chinese bokchoy cabbage (上海青) with a katydid anda  locust sitting on the leaves Qing Dynasty (清朝) (1644-1912).
This is the most favourite piece of the whole museum, with long queues lining up to see it. The artist followed the natural colours of the jadeite to turn the green part into leafy areas and the white one into stems. Despite the cracks and the impurities in the white part, they were skillfully adapted by the craftsman and turned into a freshly cut stalk. At the top of the leafs are a katydid and a locust which instantaneously turned this carving into a lively rustic scene.


Close up view of the top showing the detailed carving of the locust.


Another vies angle of the locusts.
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This blog comes in several pages, this is Gallery 302 of the third floor galleries, click below to navigate to other sections:
Go to 3rd Flr 301            |           Go To 3rd Flr Main           |         Go to 3rd Flr 303 >

Second Floor Layout Plan National Palace Museum Taipei
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National Palace Museum
(國立故宮博物院)
No. 221, Sec 2, Zhi Shan Rd, Shilin District, Taipei City, Taiwan 111.
Entry fee: NTD 250
Hours:
Sundays to Thursdays: 8:30am to 6:30pm     |     Fridays & Saturdays: 8:30am to 9:00pm
Website: https://www.npm.gov.tw/en/
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GPS & Direction Map: 25.10235, 121.54849

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Thursday, June 28, 2018

Art Gallery - Taiwan National Palace Museum: Gallery 305 (Rituals In Bronze)

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Taiwan National Palace Museum: 3rd Floor Gallery 305
(Rituals In Bronze) - November 2017
Gui food container of Chen-hou-wu (4th-3rd Century BCE) - mid Warring States Period (戰國時代) (475–221 BCE) 
The National Palace Museum, located in Taipei and TaibaoTaiwan, has a permanent collection of nearly 700,000 pieces of ancient Chinese imperial artifacts and artworks. Gallery 305 & 307 (Rituals In Bronze , 中国青铜器) display bronze casted in fine workmanship through the ages of Chinese History, most of which were used for used for rituals. Due to photography angle, the photos below has been cropped, and due to photography distance, some of the photos were blur; as such it is best to visit the museum personally and view the artwork first-hand.


This blog comes in several pages, this is Gallery 305 & 307 of the third floor galleries, click below to navigate to other sections:
Go to 3rd Flr 303            |           Go To 3rd Flr Main           |         Go to 3rd Flr 306 >

Go To 2nd Flr

Go To 1st Flr

Bi serving spade with animal mask patter and turquoise inlay (13th to 11th Century BCE) - Late Shang Dynasty (殷代) (c.1600 BCE-c.1046 BCE).


Ritual wine water vessel of Zhe-ge to Ding father - Western Zhou Dynasty (西周) (c.1046-771 BCE).


Rendition of Taotie (饕餮) animal mask pattern (13th to 11th Century BCE) - late Shang Dynasty period (商朝) (c.1600-1046 BCE).


Pan water vessel with coiling dragon pattern (c.13th to 11th Century BCE) - late Shang Dynasty period (商朝) (c.1600-1046 BCE).

Kui (夔) dragon and Phoenix patterns.


Yu (卣) water vessel with animal mask pattern (c.13th to 11th Century BCE) late Shang Dynasty period (商朝) (c.1600-1046 BCE).


Rendition of Taotie (饕餮) animal mask pattern (13th to 11th Century BCE) - late Shang Dynasty period (商朝) (c.1600-1046 BCE).


Nao bells with animal mask patterns (c.13th to 11th Century BCE) late Shang Dynasty period (商朝) (c.1600-1046 BCE).

Various Taotie (饕餮) animal mask patterns (c.13th to 11th Century BCE) late Shang Dynasty period (商朝) (c.1600-1046 BCE).


Jue wine vessel of Ya-chou to Bing the father (c.13th to 11th Century BCE) late Shang Dynasty period (商朝) (c.1600-1046 BCE).

Ding cauldron to Ji from his grandson (c.13th to 11th Century BCE) late Shang Dynasty period (商朝) (c.1600-1046 BCE).

Close up view of the Taotie (饕餮) animal mask pattern below the rim of the above Ding cauldron.

Close up view of the Taotie (饕餮) animal mask pattern at a lef of the above Ding cauldron.

Square Zun (尊) wine vessel of the Ya-chou clan (c. 11th Century BCE) - late Shang Dynasty (商朝) (c.1600-1046 BCE) to early Western Zhou Dynasty (西周) (c.1046-771 BCE) period.

Diagram explaining carvings, inscriptions and emblems of the square Zune wine vessel of the Ya-chou clan.


Yu (卣) wine vessels of Ya-chou clan from Lady Qi-Fu (c. 11th BCE) late Shang Dynasty (商朝) (c.1600-1046 BCE) to early Western Zhou Dynasty (西周) (c.1046-771 BCE) period.


Square Zun (尊) wine vessel of Ze-lin (c. 11th to 10th Century BCE) early Western Zhou Dynasty (西周) (c.1046-771 BCE) period.

Hu (壺) wine vessel of Song - late Western Zhou Dynasty (西周) (c.1046-771 BCE) period.


Hu (壺) wine vessel of Yin-gou (10th to 9th Century BCE) - mid Western Zhou Dynasty (西周) (c.1046-771 BCE) period.


Gui () food container of Marquis of E - Western Zhou Dynasty (西周) (c.1046-771 BCE) period.

Yi (匜) water vessel with an animal handle and feet in human figures - Western Zhou Dynasty (西周) (c.1046-771 BCE) period.

Yi (匜) water vessel of Yi-yue (10th to 9th Century BCE) - mid Western Zhou Dynasty (西周) (c.1046-771 BCE) period.


Square Zun (尊) wine vessel of Fu  - mid Western Zhou Dynasty (西周) (c.1046-771 BCE) period.


Yu (卣) wine vessel of Ritual Treasure - mid Western Zhou Dynasty (西周) (c.1046-771 BCE) period.

Yu (卣) wine vessel (11th to 10th Century BCE) - earlyWestern Zhou Dynasty (西周) (c.1046-771 BCE) period.

Gui () food container with square base and phoenix pattern (11th to 10th Century BCE) - early Western Zhou Dynasty (西周) (c.1046-771 BCE) period.


Gui () food container of Zhui  - late Western Zhou Dynasty (西周) (c.1046-771 BCE) period.

Gui () food container curved and hooked animal patterns - Spring and Autumn Period (春秋時代) (c.771 to 476 BCE).


Hu (壺) wine vessel with curved neck and garlic-shaped head - Han Dynasty (漢朝) (206  BCE-220 CE).


Dagger with openwork coiling hui snake hilt - Spring and Autumn Period (春秋時代) (c.771 to 476 BCE).
Gui () food container of Chen-hou-wu - mid Warring States (戰國時代) (475-221 BCE) period.


 Incense burner in Boshan (博山) mountain shape Han Dynasty (漢朝) (206 BCE-220 CE).
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This blog comes in several pages, this is Gallery 305 & 307 of the third floor galleries, click below to navigate to other sections:
Go to 3rd Flr 303            |           Go To 3rd Flr Main           |         Go to 3rd Flr 306 >

Second Floor Layout Plan National Palace Museum Taipei
_________________________________________________________________________

National Palace Museum
(國立故宮博物院)
No. 221, Sec 2, Zhi Shan Rd, Shilin District, Taipei City, Taiwan 111.
Entry fee: NTD 250
Hours:
Sundays to Thursdays: 8:30am to 6:30pm     |     Fridays & Saturdays: 8:30am to 9:00pm
Website: https://www.npm.gov.tw/en/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/npmgov/
GPS & Direction Map: 25.10235, 121.54849

(Click here for interactive Google Street View)



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You are at - Jotaro's Blog / Footsteps-Cycling Taiwan 2017 / Art Gallery Taiwan Art / Taiwan National Palace Museum / 3rd Floor / Gallery 305     |     Go To 301 / 302 / 303 /306 / 1st Flr / 2nd Flr
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