Modern lacquerware craftsmanship is mainly distributed in Beijing, Jiangsu, Yangzhou, Shanghai, Sichuan, Chongqing, Fujian, Shanxi Pingyao, Guizhou Dafang, Gansu Tianshui, Jiangxi Yichun, Shaanxi Fengxiang and other places. Among them, the Beijing carved lacquer is decorated with dozens or even hundreds of layers on wooden or copper tires, and then embossed. The color is mainly vermilion, and the style is rich and luxurious.
Lacquerware in Yangzhou, Jiangsu Province is characterized by inlaid snails, which are very exquisite under the light. Fujian Boron lacquerware is characterized by its bright color, light and beautiful appearance, resistance to water, temperature resistance, and acid and alkali corrosion. Sichuan lacquerware is mostly decorated with polished lacquer, or is known for carving and filling, or for grinding and painting. In addition, there are Xiamen lacquer line decoration, Tianshui carving and filling, etc., each with different artistic characteristics.
The ancient lacquer is shiny, like black gold rather than cold, bright and magnificent, with a solemn and rich temperament. In ancient times, it was mostly used by royal family and nobles. Contemporary Chinese arts and crafts workers used the natural beauty of lacquer materials and craftsmanship. Means to re-display it in graphic art, through multiple visual languages such as color, luster, texture, texture, etc., combined with the dazzling artistic effect of traditional Chinese cloisonné craftsmanship, to produce visual pleasure, evoke deep tranquility, or Contains implicit, or magnificent, or simple and elegant artistic beauty, which arouses the wisdom of the soul and places a high degree of spiritual enjoyment.
Modern lacquerware flourishes in China
This exhibit is modern lacquerware, based on the world’s largest bronze large tripod “Simuwu” as its original shape. The front of the exhibit uses the oil painting “The Founding Ceremony” as the content, and the back is the text entitled “Chinese Fu”. On the left is the Hukou Waterfall on the Yellow River, and on the right is the Three Gorges of the Yangtze River. It is surrounded by 56 peonies and 60 peace doves. The ears are tiger stripes. The legs are decorated with dragon patterns, and the bottom is decorated with blue dragon, white tiger, vermilion bird, and basalt. It is now housed in the Beijing Museum of Arts and Crafts.
“The Prosperity of China” uses the oil painting “The Founding Ceremony” as the content on the front and the text entitled “Chinese Fu” on the back. The background and the lower part of the text have a winding Great Wall pattern. On the left is the Hukou Waterfall on the Yellow River. On the right is the Three Gorges of the Yangtze River. The pattern around the opening uses 56 blooming peonies and 60 flying peace doves. 56 peony flowers symbolize 56 ethnic families; 60 pigeons symbolize the 60th anniversary of the motherland. The main design pattern of the ears is a tiger pattern. The dragon pattern on the legs reflects the stability of the country and the beautiful meaning of supporting the construction of a harmonious society. The bottom of the work is decorated with blue dragon, white tiger, vermilion bird, and basalt. The plane of the rim of the tripod and the side of the ears are continuous patterns.
The carved lacquer work “Prosperous China” was designed and created to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China. The shape adopts the world’s largest bronze large tripod “Si Mu Wu” as its original shape and is expressed by traditional lacquer carving techniques. After more than 240 coats of paint for half a year, hand-carved on the 30px thick paint surface.
The front of “Prosperous China” uses the oil painting “The Founding Ceremony” as the content, depicting the day when New China was born, Mao Zedong, Liu Shaoqi, Zhou Enlai and Zhu De and other national leaders held celebrations with the people of the whole country on Tiananmen Square.
This exhibit was awarded the title of “Beijing Arts and Crafts Treasures” in 2009; it was awarded the 2009 “Tian Arts and Crafts Garden” in the 10th China Arts and Crafts Masters and International Art Exposition. Baihua Cup “China Arts and Crafts Excellence Award” special prize.