Zeng Hao Dun Huang


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“I could say proudly that the Dunhuang Goddess I created is the real goddess in my heart. She is also the soul of the pure truth, goodness and beauty. Dunhuang is an mysterious book which I could never finished reading. And I will continue reading and deploring it until the end of my life!”¬
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  • Dunhuang Mogao Caves Mogao Caves are the nation key Cultural relic preservation organ, is named Thousand Buddhas Cave , was honored as the most valuable culture to discover in the 20th century, was situated in Gansu Corridor west end Dunhuang, and made an idol world famous by the fine mural. It builds in 16 country's former Qin times, after 16 countries, the Northern Dynasty, the Sui Dynasty, the Tang Dynasty, Five Dynasties, the Xixia, the Yuan and so on all previous dynasties constructions, forms the huge scale, existing cavern 735, the mural 45,000 square meters, argillaceous painted sculpture 2415, are in the world the extant scale are biggest, the content richest Buddhism art Holy Land. Since the modern times had discovered the Buddhist scriptures hole, in had more than 50,000 ancient times cultural relics, from this grew the special study Buddhist scriptures hole ancient book and Dunhuang art discipline - - Dunhuang studies. But in the modern times, Mogao Caves receives swindles, the burglary, the cultural relic drains massively; its buried treasure encounters the heavy damage. In 1961, Mogao Caves are announced one of for first batch of national key Cultural relic preservation organs. In 1987, Mogao Caves are listed as the world culture inheritance. Is Chinese one of four big rock caves.
  • The Mogao Caves , or Mogao ) (also known as the Caves of the Thousand Buddhas and Dunhuang Caves ) form a system of 492 temples 25 km (15.5 miles) southeast of the center of Dunhuang , an oasis strategically located at a religious and cultural crossroads on the Silk Road , in Gansu province, China . The caves contain some of the finest examples of Buddhist art spanning a period of 1,000 years. The first caves were dug out 366 AD as places of Buddhist meditation and worship. The Mogao Caves are the best known of the Chinese Buddhist grottoes and, along with Longmen Grottoes and Yungang Grottoes , are one of the three famous ancient Buddhist sculptural sites of China.
  • The murals cover 450,000 square feet (42,000 m²). The caves were walled off sometime after the 11th century after they had become a repository for venerable, damaged and used manuscripts and hallowed paraphernalia. The following has been suggested: “ The most probable reason for such a huge accumulation of waste is that, when the printing of books became widespread in the tenth century, the handwritten manuscripts of the Tripitaka at the monastic libraries must have been replaced by books of a new type — the printed Tripitaka. Consequently, the discarded manuscripts found their way to the sacred waste-pile, where torn scrolls from old times as well as the bulk of manuscripts in Tibetan had been stored. All we can say for certain is that he came from the Wu family, because the compound of the three-storied cave temples, Nos. 16-18 and 365-6, is known to have been built and kept by the Wu family, of which the mid-ninth century Bishop of Tun-Huan, Hung-pien, was a member. ”   — Fujieda Akira, "The Tun-Huan Manuscripts"
  • The Mogao Caves , or Mogao ) (also known as the Caves of the Thousand Buddhas and Dunhuang Caves ) form a system of 492 temples 25 km (15.5 miles) southeast of the center of Dunhuang , an oasis strategically located at a religious and cultural crossroads on the Silk Road , in Gansu province, China. The caves contain some of the finest examples of Buddhist art spanning a period of 1,000 years. The first caves were dug out 366 AD as places of Buddhist meditation and worship. The Mogao Caves are the best known of the Chinese Buddhist grottoes and, along with Longmen Grottoes and Yungang Grottoes, are one of the three famous ancient Buddhist sculptural sites of China.
  • Zeng Hao Dun Huang My imagery My Oil-painting When I first walked into the mysterious world of Dunhuang, the fabulous paintings and sculptures got my eyes immediately. The splendor and profundity of Dunhuang art shocked me deeply. I visited this holy land of Buddhism many times later as a pilgrim to observe and learn the spirits of it, and determined to promote the grandeur Dunhuang art to the whole world. After back to my hometown from Dunhuang, I threw myself into the creations of Dunhuang Flying series with my whole heart. For the sake of expressing the profound historical spirit of Dunhuang art sufficiently and met the aesthetic taste of modern people; I adopted western romantic oil painting style instead of only the existing rock painting technique of Dunhuang art and combined it successfully with the traditional Chinese culture and current aesthetic prevalence. The Dunhuang Goddess I created is an embodiment of the Saint, nobleness and goodness of human nature. The same spirit is also expressed in my landscape oil paintings.
  • The Avalokiteshvara Goddess used to appear as a male figure in the paintings before the Tang period in China. However, his image gradually became more gentle, feminine and beautiful in later periods after Tang and finally turned into a beautiful, kind woman. We could see that even the culture of Buddhism is also based on the common costumes of the world, just more ideal than the common world. In the figure creation of the Dunhuang goddess, I combined the face characteristics of western people into my paintings since Dunhuang is along the Silk Road between Eastern and Western world. I also fused the Classic beauty and modern beauty successfully in the Goddess I drew. My Dunhuang oil painting series are not only aimed at promoting religion belief, but also used to describe a tranquil, peaceful and romantic paradise in my deep heart at this busy material world through the concrete image of Avalokiteshvara Goddess and Feitian Goddess I created.
  • The costumes and jewelries drawn on Dunhuang fresco are gorgeous, but they lack the hierarchical and stereoscopic perception. After consulting the characteristics of a great deal of Chinese minority dresses, I combined some patterns of modern brocade and self-created patterns together to increase the natural and graceful feeling of Dunhuang Goddess, making their image seems more stereoscopic and modern at the same time. The jewelries of the Goddess are mostly silver with red ruby and sapphire beads on them. I also paid attention to the skin texture of the painting particularly to give the viewer a strong visual shock. The Dunhuang series of my oil paintings are totally different from traditional Dunhuang image in the figures, costume, jewelries and backgrounds. The Dunhuang figures are always characterized as chubby face and body with no extremely big change in their costumes and jewelries in the fresco paintings of Dunhuang Mogao Cave and other Chinese painting works of former artists.
  • However, the Dunhuang Goddesses I created are totally different from the former paintings with peaceful expression and modern beautiful appearance. They also shock the user deeply in heart with pure, amiable spirits and in-depth culture through the fashion visual effects. Dunhuang is a culture where the tradition and creative ideas co-exist. I comprehend and interpret the spirit of Dunhuang from the view of our own era and express the belief of Buddhism from a new angle. My paintings are more original and humanized with immense novel ideas and modern charms. They are not only the perfect image of the real world but also the retrospect and yearn for the ancient traditional culture. I could say proudly that the Dunhuang Goddess I created is the real goddess in my heart. She is also the soul of the pure truth, goodness and beauty. Dunhuang is an mysterious book which I could never finished reading. And I will continue reading and deploring it until the end of my life¡­  
  • Zeng Hao - the art of aesthetic pursuit Zeng Hao, graduated from the Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts, now the Chinese Artists Association Center, created oil paintings in Dunhuang, member of the Sichuan Provincial Artists Association. Nowadays, when many young artists involved in the vanguard of modern art and attention to the various factions of the flood tide, in the artistic creation on the road, out of sentimentally attached to the local culture, Zeng Hao has been sober and self-judgment. With innate intelligence and character, by virtue of the classical tradition of painting intoxicated and obsessed, dedicated to Zeng Hao chose not to as a "lively" classical arts journey engaged in the creation, not a walk has been unusual for students seeking art The road.
  • In the early 1990s, Zeng Hao for the first time to visit Dunhuang, copy concept, the art of Dunhuang magnificent momentum and the breadth and depth, and in the depths of their souls have a strong touch with the shock. She has been after Zeng Hao Buddhist art of Dunhuang visit the Holy Land, does he still in a "pilgrimage" into the mood. Dunhuang Art through the ages knew the artists through the long-term creation, in practice, has accumulated a wealth of performance styles. Since the early years of painting experience Zeng Hao-based learning, which has gone through a succession of line drawing style and shape to write God arts, and so on the fine tradition of the nation, thanks to the charm of Chinese painting master. Later, coupled with Western painting of the study, by a lot of great works of Renaissance Europe, especially France painters Tornatore its creative influence. Zeng Hao in the creation of a huge oil painting, the use of different expression of individual characters to form a different story, the theme of the contrast in the mental outlook of the people, thus deepening the theme, showing a strong mood of the entire screen. Zeng Hao's work over the years many have heart and purpose of the relationship between the performance of the very thorough, not only the development of the traditional theory, and in the traditional sense of Dunhuang apart. So that it works have a distinctive branded flavor of the times and cultural background.
  • Her paintings not only sounding like the concept, Zeng Hao is to have a strong human aesthetic feeling young artist, also "for the painting to music, to send pictures to" do the painting attitude, a good idea of better gas Yi, please get nature, tend to work Is the release of their own inner feelings. Appropriately express the artist in contemporary society noisy, The reservations of the spiritual world of Shangri-la, quiet free, easy romance. Dunhuang is not only the essence of the series of oil paintings continue, with China longer than the national Lyrical and expressive words of the character, the pursuit of a smooth, quiet, comfortable life of the psychological structure of the match. It can be said that the artist is comfortable leisurely have the mentality of being indifferent to clean the mind and heart were able to view congratulating each other, freely Writing, a Dianhua a clarity of mind Miaoran realm, a statement of the artist's lively real life.
  • In November 2002, Zeng Hao was invited to Singapore in the Chinese art exhibition organized by Art; In April 2004, held in New York in the United States, "Chinese Oil Painting Exhibition of Dunhuang Cup“; In June 2004, held in Taiwan invited to participate in the "Exhibition of Chinese masters." In 2005, in France the "young and middle-aged Chinese Oil Painting Exhibition"; in October 2005, to the Walter Arts Center in New York organized by the individual paintings. 2006 China International Fine Arts Publishing House, "contemporary Chinese painting and calligraphy masters Estampes.” At the same time, to participate in the national and provincial paintings, works by the British Simon Dunhuang Research Institute, Japan, Singapore, Indonesia and so on Dunhuang art institutions, collectors and gallery collections. Works were published in the "art" and "art", "Rong Bao Zhai," "Chinese oil market" and "art market", "people illustrierte", "Art Oil home", "Beijing Evening News" and "the East as early as "," Collection "," China Education "and" People's Daily, "" Art and prosperity "and" Travel Times "," Sichuan Daily ".
  • ZengHao, the Famous Young Painter From SICHUAN ZiGong,Is A Painter Member Of Dun Huang Creative Centre OF Arts Association In China. He Loves Ancient Chinese Culture Deeply and Fuses Western Painting Skill with Fashional Thoughts. Along The Silk Road Dreams Of Fei Tian In Flower Shower, ZengHao as Dun Huang Fei Tian Series Have Been Displayed In Singapore, Hong Kong And So On. They Gained Many Praises From Outside. Zeng hao from Sichuan, has given birth to great works with the theme of Dun Huang.
  • As one of the members of the Dun Huang Creative Centre OF Arts Association in China, Zeng Hao shares three common characteristics with all of us in this center: first: keen interest about Dunhuang art. Second: distinctive Dunhuang art style. Third: excellent painting skills. Obviously Zeng Hao is one of the most outstanding members of our centre. Born in city Zigong of Sichuan province, Zeng Hao developed a huge interest in painting under the influences of his artist father. Although the financial conditions of his family are bad at that time and Zeng hao encountered numerous difficulties in his later life, he never gives up his courage and determination to pursue further in the art world. He also got a chance to enter the Sichuan Art College to improve his painting skills there. Currently there are a lot of young Chinese artist involved themselves into the various factions of modern arts. For Zenghao, since his sentimentally attachment to the native culture, He keeps his own wise judgment and understanding about art in his artistic creation. He chose the classic art as his art style which is not very fashionable and persists in it for a long time in a unique way.
  • Zeng Hao went to Dunhuang to observe and study the grandiose Dunhuang art for his first time at the beginning of the 1990s. He was totally shocked by the splendor and profundity of Dunhuang art in the Mogao Cave and visited there a lot of times later as a pilgrim of Dunhuang. The Dunhuang art has been developed into various styles through thousands of years of creation and promotion of the Chinese artists in history. Since Zeng Hao used to study the traditional Chinese painting in his earlier age, he inherited the excellent merit of traditional art to express the spirit through material images. Zeng hao was also influenced deeply by a lot of great Europe Renaissant artists especially a French artist Gustave Dor¨¦. Gustave Dor¨¦ absorbed a lot of exotic art styles into his illustration paintings for the Bible. He created his own system of expressing happiness, angriness and sadness and used this system successfully to generate some typical characteristics for the models in his work, while Zeng Hao also uses the different gestures and expressions of the characters in his painting to organize different scenes of stories. His paintings always give prominence to the spirits of the main characters to express the theme of his work more powerfully.
  • Each Dunhuang Goddesses in his painting has her own characteristics and verves to viewers. Those works fuses the traditional art techniques and western oil paintings skills successfully and break the old boundaries of art bravely. Zeng Hao¡¯s works are full of imaginations and vitalities. For example, the paintings of <Lucky Angel> and < Singing and Dancing in a Peaceful World> absorbed the creation method of Religion arts and the expression method of the Dunhuang art, showing that Zeng Hao has accumulated abundant experiences in both fields. The Dunhuang art is an art form of creating deity in one¡¯s heart and the image of deity comes from the normal people of our lives. For example, the singing goddess of Zeng Hao¡¯s paintings represents the mortal feelings of normal people through the image of sacred goddess. Zeng Hao is also very aware of the depiction of eyes in his paintings. He observes and abstracts the most beautiful expressions of eyes he saw in life and expresses them vividly in his paintings. The famous Dunhuang scholar Liu Bing said: you could see one¡¯s spirit from his appearance, just like you could see one¡¯s thought from his eyes.
  • Zeng Hao always connects the spirit of a character closely to her eyes which makes his paintings standing out from the traditional Dunhuang arts with vivid expressions of the characters and profound culture backgrounds. The motivation of art creation comes from the real passions in heart. When I stood in front of the Dunhuang series of Zeng Hao¡¯s Paintings and viewed his excellent works of <Melody from Heaven> and < Dunhuang Dancing> again, when I was listening to his narration of how he felt when he first saw the frescos in Dunhuang, I could see his firm determination to pursue his dreams. I sincerely hope that Mr. Zeng Hao could keep this enthusiasm perpetually to achieve even greater successes in his later life.
  • Zeng Hao Dun Huang

    1. 1. http://www.authorstream.com/Presentation/michaelasanda-1189101-zhen-hao-dun-huang/
    2. 2. The Mogao Caves, (or Mogao) (also knownas the Caves of the Thousand Buddhas andDunhuang Caves) form a system of 492temples 25 km southeast of the center ofDunhuang, an oasis strategically located ata religious and cultural crossroads on theSilk Road, in Gansu province, China. Thecaves contain some of the finest examples ofBuddhist art spanning a period of 1,000years (the murals cover 42,000 m²).Zeng Hao went to Dunhuang to observe andstudy the grandiose Dunhuang art for hisfirst time at the beginning of the 1990s. Hewas totally shocked by the splendor andprofundity of Dunhuang art in the MogaoCave and visited there a lot of times later asa pilgrim of Dunhuang.
    3. 3. Dunhuang_Bodhisattvas
    4. 4. Zeng Hao, the famous young painter fromSICHUAN Zi Gong, is a painter member ofDun Huang Creative Centre of ArtsAssociation in China. He loves ancientChinese culture deeply and fuses Westernpainting skill with fashional thoughts.Zeng Hao from Sichuan, has given birth togreat works with the theme of DunHuang.
    5. 5. Text and pictures: Internet Copyright: All the images belong to their authors Presentation: Sanda Foişoreanu www.slideshare.net/michaelasandaSound: Peter Kater and Nawang Khechog - Touch of an Angel