The eagle is an awesome animal.
The eagle has the right to rule the sky. In people's minds, it has always been synonymous with the strong. If you want to soar into the sky like an eagle, then you must fly with the group of eagles, not with the swallows.
For 5000 years in China, our ancestors have left us countless cultural treasures and artistic treasures. We can't talk about it, and there are regrets and reservations. We need our younger generations to protect, inherit, and promote. The development of our country’s own cultural national treasure is more like a spirit, and the nation’s also the world. . .
Let’s talk about the past and this life related to the Eagle Culture. . .
Warring States nobles drinking vessels lost overseas
In the Felier Museum of Fine Arts in the United States, there is a treasure of the town hall-the bronze treasure of the late Spring and Autumn Period and Warring States Period, "Zizhanong Bird Zun", with a height of 26.5 cm and a width of 22.8 cm. In the shape of an eagle, with a pointed beak, a head and a body, combined with tenon and tenon, it can be opened and closed. Jewelry feather pattern, key pattern and dot pattern. The neck is decorated with deformed patterns, the inner filling pattern, the shoulders are decorated with the dragon pattern, the back is decorated with high relief feather patterns, the abdomen is decorated with scales and patterns, and the feet are decorated with moire patterns. On the back of the first, the four characters in gold are wrong "Zizha Niao Bird".
According to legend, the Spring and Autumn Period was a period of great ideological liberation. There was a nobleman named "Zizha" who was particularly keen on bronze art and bird watching. Because he established his own bronze casting workshop, he also loved to make birds and was proficient in modeling. Art creatively made ancient divine birds into artifacts.
His art is obviously different from Shang, early Zhou's bronze status exclusivity, strictness and hierarchy. The word "nong" clearly reflects the romanticism of his thought, which can be said to be ancient Chinese bird-shaped bronze One of Zun’s pinnacle works.
This vessel was rumored to have been unearthed in Taiyuan, Shanxi. According to the information provided by the later unearthed cultural relics from the tomb of No. 251 in Jinsheng Village, Taiyuan, the "Zizha Nong Bird" statue is probably a wine vessel used by Zhao Jianzi or Zhao Xiangzi of Jinqing. Later, the instrument was brought into the royal family by the Qing Dynasty, and it is very likely to be played by Qianlong.
According to the statistics of Chinese cultural heritage experts, since the Opium War in 1840, a large number of precious Chinese cultural relics have been lost overseas. Among them, in 1900, the Eight-Power Allied Forces invaded Beijing. In addition to the many treasures stolen, many treasures were buried in the fire. It is estimated that this is how the treasures passed down to the world have drifted. . . I hope that one day it can return to the embrace of our motherland!
Fate with the stone eagle
Time flies, the vicissitudes of life, the masters of our country will never reduce their love for making eagle artifacts.
Qingtian stone carving master Ni Dongfang
In the autumn of 1928, a representative figure of Qingtian stone sculpture was born in Qingtian, Zhejiang. He started to learn art at the age of 10 and has been slashed and cultivated in the Shihai Yiyuan for more than 60 years. He has many excellent works and is well-known in the art world. , Can ingeniously borrow the inherent color and luster of the stone to create a god-shaped and cool-shaped artistic product.
He is the representative inheritor of Qingtian stone sculptures in the first batch of national intangible cultural heritage projects. Famous Qingtian stone carving artist, senior arts and crafts artist, Chinese arts and crafts master-[Ni Dongfang].
Now in the collection of Qingtian Ni Oriental Art Museum
Among the many works of Master Ni, there is a black-out work "Holding Your Head" created in 2000. This is also Ni Lao's proud work. There is also a story about the creation of this work.
In the 1990s, Fengmen Mountain produced a large number of rare and colorful Fengmen Frozen Stones. When Ni Lao knew to see it, only some scraps were left to be packaged for 5,000 yuan. Lao Ni did not hesitate to buy them all, packed 26 bags and transported them back to "Xishi Shizhai". After washing them with water, he found that there was a block of over ten kilograms of black, which was moist and contained a finger-sized block of frost. This little blue jelly is a gem in the stone.
Ni Lao-ru was awarded the treasure, and he pondered over his ideas in the studio. Many people persuaded him to cut into seal stones and sell them at a good price, but he always laughed without answering. Unknowingly, 8 years have passed, and Ni Lao has been dreaming about this gesticulating lock.
One late night in the early spring of 2000, Lao Ni couldn't sleep, and when he was lying on the sofa, he suddenly remembered the Eagle's mouth, and couldn't help feeling secretly happy. More than half a year later, this classic Qingtian stone carving masterpiece was born. Ni Lao sighed: "Think about creativity in the quiet night, and move the sword in the future."
Master Ni received the influence of folk art and folk aesthetic concepts, and then appeared in the style of literati painting, and in his later years, the art of "modification" became more and more refined. His creative thoughts are close to Lao Tzu's "Tao, Dao, and Very Dao", transcending existing things and setting new ideas for the world.
His sculpture "dao" reveals the mysterious nature of the stone: "Can Tao" reveals the part that the stone can speak; and "Constant Tao" reveals the unspeakable part of the stone. It is the "Road of Stone" that conveys the mystery that the world can feel but can't tell, and creates a wonderful poem between heaven and earth.
Nowadays, with the full support of the masters of Qingtian stone carving, the first rod of the Dongbao Mountain Overseas Chinese Cultural Museum Eco-city Museum Cluster, the Stone Sculpture Museum, is about to rise from the ground. The museum is built on the hill, like a ready to go. The winged condor at Dongbao Mountain will certainly not be missed by the exhibitors of the unique design and collections in the museum. The editor here will sell it first, and you need to taste it yourself later!