Chinese painting is one of the oldestcontinuous artistic traditions in the world. Theearliest paintings were not representational butornamental; they consisted of patterns or designsrather than pictures Painting in the traditional style is known todayin Chinese as guó huà (国画), meaning nationalor native painting, as opposed to Western styles ofart which became popular in China in the 20thcentury. Traditional painting involves essentiallythe same techniques as calligraphy and is donewith a brush dipped in black or colored ink; oilsare not used. As with calligraphy, the most popularmaterials on which paintings are made of are paperand silk. The finished work can be mounted onscrolls, such as hanging scrolls or handscrolls.Traditional painting can also be done on albumsheets, walls, lacquerware, folding screens, andother media.
Don AndrewsDon Andrews is a nationally known watercolor artist and workshop instructor. Heis a graduate of the Ringling School of Art in Sarasota, Florida, and a resident ofFairhope, Alabama
History of KungFU The Ancient Chinese martial arts are called Gong Fu.They arose from the hand combat discipline of the army.And are extensively detailed in “the art of war” by SunTzu. Chinese Legend states that the Yellow EmperorHuangdi, before becoming the leader, was a famousgeneral who wrote in detail on martial arts and used it inwar. (circa 2650BC) Confucius suggested to a duke in 509BC that thepeople should practice the martial arts. So even at thistime, Gong fu was used outside the Army and religioussects.
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Chinese MarriageChinese marriage is a ceremonialritual within Chinese societies thatinvolve a marriage established bypre-arrangement between families.Within Chinese culture, romanticlove was allowed, and monogamywas the norm for most ordinarycitizens
Clothes Many wedding dresses inChina are red, the traditionalcolor of good luck. However,in modern Chinese weddings,particularly those held inWestern countries, the brideopted for Western dress orchanges generally white in ared dress with a white dressthroughout the day.