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  • Origins and Characteristics

    The Baroque style emerged from Renaissance sculpture, which, drawing upon classical Greek and Roman sculpture, had idealized the human form. This was modified by Mannerism, when artists strived to give their works a unique and personal style. Mannerism introduced the idea of sculptures featuring...
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  • Baroque sculpture

    Baroque sculpture is the sculpture associated with the Baroque style of the period between the early 17th and mid 18th centuries. In Baroque sculpture, groups of figures assumed new importance, and there was a dynamic movement and energy of human forms—they spiralled around an empty central vort...
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  • The sentinels of Shuanglin

    Sculptures (above) and the rooftop of the main hall in Shuanglin Temple feature exquisite craftsmanship. [Photo by YI HONG/XIAO JINGWEI/FOR CHINA DAILY] The unassuming charm of Shuanglin is the result of continuous and concerted efforts of cultural relic protectors for decades, Li admits. On Marc...
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  • Archaeological find in Sanxingdui casts new light on ancient rituals

    A human figure (left) with a serpent-like body and a ritual vessel known as zun on its head is among the relics that were recently unearthed at the Sanxingdui site in Guanghan, Sichuan province. The figure is part of a larger statue (right), one part of which (center) was found several decades...
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  • The stone elephant at the door guards your home

    The completion of the new villa requires a pair of stone elephants to be placed at the gate to guard the home. So we are honored to receive an order from overseas Chinese in the United States. Elephants are auspicious animals that can ward off evil spirits and protect the house. Our craftsmen ha...
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  • bronze mermaid statue

    Mermaid, holding a conch in her hand, gentle and beautiful. The seaweed-like length is draped over his shoulders, and the gentle smile that bows his head is heart-warming.
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  • Happy father’s Day!

    父亲是一盏灯,照亮你的美梦。 Father is a lamp, illuminating your dream. 父亲就是我生命中的指路明灯,默默的守候,深深的爱恋。 My father is the guiding light in my life, waiting silently and deeply in love. 父爱坚韧,一边关爱,一边严厉。 Father’s love is tough, caring and...
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  • Archaeological find in Sanxingdui casts new light on ancient rituals

    A bronze head of a statue with the gold mask is among the relics. [Photo/Xinhua] An exquisite and exotic-looking bronze statue recently excavated from the Sanxingdui site in Guanghan, Sichuan province, may offer tantalizing clues to decoding the mysterious religious rituals surrounding the fam...
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  • Some 13,000 relics unearthed at new Sanxingdui ruins site discovery

    Some 13,000 newly unearthed cultural relics have been discovered from six pits in the new round of excavation work at China’s ancient ruins site Sanxingdui. The Sichuan Provincial Cultural Relics and Archaeology Research Institute held a press conference at the Sanxingdui Museum on Mo...
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  • Jeff Koons ‘Rabbit’ sculpture sets $91.1 million record for a living artist

    A 1986 “Rabbit” sculpture by American pop artist Jeff Koons sold for 91.1 million U.S. dollars in New York on Wednesday, a record price for a work by a living artist, Christie’s auction house said. The playful, stainless steel, 41-inch (104 cm) high rabbit, regarde...
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  • 92-year-old sculptor Liu Huanzhang continues to breathe life into stone

    In the recent history of Chinese art, the story of one particular sculptor stands out. With an artistic career spanning seven decades, 92-year-old Liu Huanzhang has witnessed many important stages in the evolution of Chinese contemporary art. “Sculpture is an indispensable part o...
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  • Bronze statue of ‘father of hybrid rice’ Yuan Longping unveiled in Sanya

      To mark the renowned academician and “father of hybrid rice” Yuan Longping, on May 22, the inauguration and unveiling ceremony of a bronze statue in his likeness was held in the newly-built Yuan Longping Memorial Park in Sanya Paddy Field National Park. The bronze statue of Yu...
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