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In Praise of China

Zhang Jia Jie Fall Color by Hua Zhu

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There has been a lot of talk about China in the news lately. Apparently, they have not been playing very nicely with us with regard to trade and patents. But here at Fine Art America, we try to look past the political stuff and look at the art and craft of the country as a whole. With that in mind, there is a lot to love about China. It is an ancient culture that has been using art to represent its people for thousands of years. We figured since some of the art in China is that old, we should probably feature some of it in art and photography. Have a look at some of our Chinese art, and see if you cannot find something to be happy with China about.

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The Representation of Buddha

Many artists and photographers have chosen to use their talents to represent the many representations of Buddha that can be found in China, as well as lotus blossoms, and meditation. There are many peaceful photographs of Chinese gardens and statues of the Buddha in many forms that just make us feel more peaceful every time we look at them – which is a good thing, because who could not use a little more peace in their lives? In some of the works, Buddha is not seen in a rural setting, but instead in an urban setting, and yet the image itself is still peaceful.

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Chinese Places and Faces

China is a very large country, it is just a little smaller than the United States, which means that there are plenty of people and places to visit in the country. Our artists have painted and photographed locations all over China. Of course, the Great Wall has been painted or photographed hundreds of times, but all of the views of the wall look different. Some of the art depicts a small section of the wall, while others demonstrate the wall looking down from above, so that you can view the wall almost like a river winding through the countryside. Other works view the wall looking up at the immensity of it. Cities of China, such as Shanghai and Beijing are featured here as well.

We also adore the works that represent the Chinese people. There are paintings and photographs of sophisticated Chinese businessmen and women working in large cities, but there are also the works that represent Chinese villagers: women cultivating rice and sugar cane in huge green fields, men and women selling their wares in the marketplaces; a woman sitting on her bundle and eating a banana; friends smiling and looking at pictures from a camera, or deciding which picture to take next. China is a beautiful country of flavors and colors that you have not experienced in combination before.

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So why not have a look at some of our art that represents China? There are thousands of pieces to choose from. We know that once you have a look at our offerings, you are going to want to grab one – for your own personal serenity, for someone who loves travel, or for a corner of your office that needs a little color, because let’s face it, that plant you have in the corner died three months ago.

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