Ming (the enlightened)
Having overthrown the opprossive Mongol rulers, Zhu Yuanzhang became the emperror Hongwu, the founder of the Ming Dynasty, from 1368 -98 A.D.
The trade played an important role in chinese ceramics, during Yuan and Ming Dynasty, where the ceramics reflected the impact of the growing demand for these wares throughout the world.
The developtment of imperial patronage was an evolution of the shapes, and the decoration on Chinese porcelains at that time.
Mings were peasants who cultivated the arts during their reign and During the Ming dynasty, the production of Chinese porcelain was a prosperous industry that contributed towards the economic development of the Chinese civilization during the Ming Dynasty.
|China, Jiangxi Province; Ming period (1368-1644), early 15th century (probably Yongle era, 1403 - 1424)|
|Porcelain painted with underglaze cobalt blue (Jingdezhen ware)|
Brendan Lee Satish Tang is a ceramic artist, travelling among the most well known art cities, all over the world, to present a unique artistic point of view, a shape that transformed after the join of the past and the present.
Brendan is somekind of acrobat in the world of art, where carefully is balancing between the ast and tradition and present and modern.His atistic view is a new approach to the world where the Ming dynasty vasses in their natural shape, in designs inspired by japanese manga and blended with the techno pop art of Japan, in a more contemporary way to recall the 18th century french gilded ormoll ( http://www.answers.com/topic/ormolu#ixzz1AAdhYeIV ,Any of several copper and zinc or tin alloys resembling gold in appearance and used to ornament furniture, moldings, architectural details, and jewelry.,An imitation of gold.) and were transformed into curiocity items for the aristocrats.
But at his work the "gold effect" became a robotic prosthetic isnpired by comics and picture novels of Japan, and providing to our eyes a feeling of elitism with the acceccibility of popular cultures.
‘manga ormolu ver. 3.0-a’ by brendan lee satish tang, 2007
‘manga ormolu ver. 5.0-b’ by brendan lee satish tang, 2009
manga ormolu ver. 2.0-d’ by brendan lee satish tang, 2003
‘manga ormolu ver. 3.0-b’ by brendan lee satish tang, 2007
Transformer is the concept that appeared to our mind (from the movie) but beyond that it is maybe the only describal word, that can relate the connection of brightly coloured robotic garments, layered on the Ming vasse.
It's not a matter of aesthetic, or harmony, or balance as we have used to judge a mork of art, but something alternative.It doesn't matter if you don't want to buy it and to place it, in the most obvious place of your house to impress your quests (maybe u can do the same by buying at the same money a famous painter work), but buy a small space into your artistic view and try to understand, the vission of the artist.
If it's pointless, ask your kids to tell you!
Maybe for them is more clear, as their imagination is more vivid and more experimental.
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