China si pernele ei de portelan (China 11)

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Proaspat inaugurata expozitie de cultura chineza de la Muzeul National de Istorie m-a facut sa revin la arhiva mea de fotografii realizate in China la sfarsitul anului trecut. Imi ramasesera in minte, din muzeul din Beijing – superb si impresionant – o serie de lucrari de portelan asupra carora am zabovit mai mult intrigat de utilitatea lor inainte de a fi puse spre admirare in casete de sticla. Erau perne, splendid decorate, cu valente ergonomice dar totusi, mi-am zis, cum sa dormi pe o piatra? Ei bine, se poate, desi intr-una dintre fotografii chiar un vizitator chinez se intreba probabil acelasi lucru ca si mine. Se stie insa ca la ceramica si portelanuri chinezii au fost si raman neintrecuti. Va las sa admirati pernele de portelan.

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Asta am gasit pe Wikipedia: “In ancient China

Chinese dynasties used pillows that were made from a wide range of materials including bamboo, jade, porcelain, wood, and bronze.[19] Porcelain pillows became the most popular.[20]The use of the porcelain pillow first appeared in the Sui Dynasty between 581 and 618 while mass production of the porcelain pillow appeared in the Tang Dynasty between 618 and 907.[21]The Chinese decorated their pillows by making them different shapes and by painting pictures of animals, humans, and plants on them.[22] Ancient Chinese porcelain pillows reached their peak in terms of production and use during the Song, Jin, and Yuan dynasties between the 10th and 14th century, but slowly phased out during the Ming and Qing dynasties between 1368 and 1911 with the emergence of better pillow making materials.[23]“china_porcelain_pillow_beijing_artindex_07china_porcelain_pillow_beijing_artindex_06china_porcelain_pillow_beijing_artindex_05china_porcelain_pillow_beijing_artindex_04china_porcelain_pillow_beijing_artindex_02china_porcelain_pillow_beijing_artindex_03china_porcelain_pillow_beijing_artindex_01

Iar cele ce urmeaza sunt perne de portelan din expozitia “Comorile Chinei” care este deschisa acum la Muzeul National de Istorie:comorile_chinei_artindex_106 comorile_chinei_artindex_107 comorile_chinei_artindex_126 comorile_chinei_artindex_128 comorile_chinei_artindex_129comorile_chinei_artindex_127