Paintings on silk at the dawn of our era

As well known the expression of anything through painting was born long ago the dawn of humanity. Of course human beings seek to transmit information: would be handed event or perhaps a number of events, people, and objects - all this can be expressed through painting. Developing, mankind has progressed and its cultural aspects, year after year, century after century, developed new methodologies to apply new technologies and each such coil makes the picture more expressive and interesting. If from Paleolithic times people loved drawing, creating the first cave paintings, it is not surprising that ancient Chinese masters have created masterpieces 2000 years ago.

Archaeologists knew amazing paintings on silk since 1940. They were discovered during excavations of the rich graves of the nobility. This is due to the fact that the silk has always been fairly expensive and status material, but at that time silk was not just a rich luxury, but equated to gold. The more expensive and special was painting on silk - not every wealthy man could afford silk painting at that time.

One of the first paintings miraculously was found when archaeologists attempted to reconstruct looted burial and preserve the remaining treasures. Most likely, the thieves could not put a moneywise tag as valuable on the part of objects found in the burial and just threw them. It was a painting of a woman with a phoenix and a dragon. She was depicted in profile, most likely had a high origin and status, her hands are folded by the breast as in prayer. Overhead, ladies flapping wings depicts a phoenix, looking skyward. Symmetrically towards the bird is a dragon. He pulls his legs in the direction of the bird.

Silk preserved this monument of ancient art for a Millennium and thrift sealed the story from the time so that it would reach descendants. Today we can mention the fact that the picture is surprisingly harmonious and composition of the painting written 2000 years ago thought out perfectly even in matters of anatomy and proportion. But more about it we will tell you in another article!

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