The Beaker with Ibex Motifs is a prehistoric pottery art work, found in near-perfect condition during a 1906-1908 excavation of a Susian necropolis in Susa, Iran. The Beaker with Ibex Motifs is a large vessel with dimensions at 28.90 x 16.40 cm. Used by the first inhabitants of Susa, this beaker is a the first example of a funerary item. The identity of artist is unknown, however, it is thought the beaker was created sometime between 4200 and 3500 B.C.E.
In china they had many valuable inventions ,The three most important things.People invented stuff that helped them out in their culture.A group in china invented gunpowder in the 9th century.They made gunpowder because they have to make guns,bombs,cannons and all this different stuff.They needed all the guns so they could defend themselves so there army can be stronger.In 206 B.C The chinese han
However, the golden age of Japanese ceramics did not really begin until the sixteenth century when the tea master Sen no Rikyū popularized the tea ceremony. In his refinement of this art form, Rikyū found beauty in the earthly and natural forms of pottery and thus commissioned the production of “raku ware,” which today, is considered the pinnacle of Japanese pottery. Notable for its ruggedness and imperfections, raku ware made Rikyū into a central figure in the establishment of the wabi-sabi aesthetic. In the beginning, the textures and colors of wabi-sabi vessels were left to develop naturally. However, over time, several wabi-sabi artists began experimenting and even developed techniques to intentionally create these alterations. Obviously, the exact shape and form of an imperfection cannot be controlled but the intention can be realized in an oxymoronic “controlled natural look.”
The classical civilizations of the 600 BCE-600 CE period were characterized by large empires rising out of the earlier city states. Rulers/military officials extended their influence through conquered new and nearby lands, expanding of land and increasing availability and variability of resources as they added more people and wealth; China, under the Han dynasty, was no exception to this trend. To illustrate, the Silk Road, a trading route interconnecting Europe, Asia, and North Africa/Middle East was named after China’s main cash crop, silk, which was prized for its soft smoothness and durability, in Rome, the Middle East, and other civilizations. This meant that merchants had a large impact in and outside China. The big silk trade also led
These pieces of work include carved wood and stone, manuscripts on stone tablets and reeds, illumination, calligraphy, enameled glass, inlaid metal work and glazed ceramics, preferably from the Turkish and Iranian regions. A common characteristic among Islamic artworks is their brilliant use of colors and the perfect balance between the design and form that they portray. These unique features make these pieces of art create an immediate visual impact to the observers.
They invaded China around the thirteenth century, led by Chinggis Khan. By this time, the Chinese had developed gunpowder to where it could be used in weapons. They had come up with all primitive versions of flame throwers, grenades, and other things as well. By defending themselves from their invaders with these weapons, the Chinese had just given away the information they had been trying to keep secret for centuries. After the Mongols defeated the Chinese, they moved on to the next area that they had their sights set on. They were a smart group of people and they recognized that these new weapons that the Chinese were using could be very effective, so as they moved on to conquer more areas, they started to use these weapons. They ended up moving on to conquer places in the Middle East and in Europe. As they moved from place to place, since they fought with these new weapons, they left behind the idea of how powerful and effective gunpowder was, thus spreading it to most of the areas on the eastern side of the
From 1770 C.E. to 1911 C.E., the Chinese and Ottoman Empire were settling all around Asia, as well as parts of Europe, the Arabian Peninsula, and Northern Africa. Like many other rising empires at this time, the Chinese and the Ottomans sought to “keep up with the competition” around the world, as countries, such as Britain, began industrializing, and advancing in human society rapidly. Similarly, both the Chinese and Ottoman Empire’s created political and social reforms to increase the possibility of modernization, as well as attempting to emulate the European way of life due to its success as a continent at this time. However, Chinese modernization efforts sought to go back in time during the “glory days” of the empire and bring back successful
The Yuan government promoted commerce and trade within its massive territory and established an administrative organization for the porcelain industry. Porcelain, was initially created by Persians; however their designs and craftsmanship was simple and crude. With the rule of the Mongols in the 13th century, they opened China to Central Asia and the West. This opening allowed Persian craftsman to enter China and teach the Chinese how to skillfully use cobalt blue in their ceramics.
In the west, the Romans had high demand for Chinese silk, so by having a strong trade connection between the Chinese and Romans, both empires flourished. Horses were also introduced when the Chinese traded with the west.
However, they were more influenced by China and Japan than they had anticipated. England’s tea culture started from Chinese tea ceremonies and became a part of everyday life to modern times. The Romans relied heavily on silk for clothing and were willing to pay hefty prices for it, fueling China’s economy in gold and silver. The European advance in China was not particularly successful but remnants of Catholicism can still be seen in modern day Japan. As a result, even though Europe and the Roman Empire had traded goods and services through the Silk Road, China and Japan managed to preserve their culture and isolate themselves from outside
During the outward-looking rule of China's Tang dynasty (seventh-ninth century C. E. ), sophisticated people in northeastern Iran developed such a taste for expensive, imported Chinese pottery that they began to imitate it in great quantity for sale to people who could not afford the real thing. And in northern China there was a vogue for beautiful pottery figurines of camels laden with caravan goods or ridden by obviously non-Chinese merchants, musicians, or entertainers. Non-Chinese camel figurines found in Mesopotamia carry loads that duplicate the distinctive appearance of the loads on the Chinese figurines. So it is clear that by the time of the rise of Islam in the seventh century, contact across the Silk
Have you wondered why Islamic art and ancient Chinese art look similar sometimes and look different at other times? The art styles of ancient China and the Islam world have some similarities and some differences. I’ll be going over the similarities first. then the differences of the two styles of art.
During the Tang dynasty, Chinese pottery began to develop it's own distict style. They used the first colored glazes, and underglaze painting. The best pottery came from the time between the Sung dynasty and the Ming times, when the King hired officials to work in his court strictly as potters. When these artists made mistakes in their work (cracks or drips), they used the mistakes to create a picture, such as turning a crack into a tree, or a drip into a teardrop.
It was based upon the fanciful European interpretation of oriental styles, adopted from countries across East Asia such as China, Koren and Japan . Typical chinese-style motifs such as dragons, pagodas, chinese waster gardens, chinese faces, figures, script and furnitures were used by Western artists and designers when creating different types of Chinoiserie art. The types of Chinoiserie art ranged from small-scaled objects such as ceramic art, textiles and silks, porcelain pottery, to large-scaled designs such as interior design, architecture, landscapes and gardens. A typical decorative Chinoiserie scene would show a mythological creature(dragon/phoenix) in an oriental landscape or a lady carrying a Chinese parasol. Chinoiserie style is characterized by its asymmetric and highly decorative qualities and the rejection of Renaissance