The Chinese Dragon: a Symbol of power                  -Jared Wyatt

This gallery will be displaying the artwork and sculptures of the Chinese sign, The Dragon. The dragon is known as the sons of heaven and the leaders of rainfall. It symbolizes royalty, nobility and good luck. The dragon appeared upon turtle shields as a tribal totem back during the Yin and Shang dynasties. It was later the national flag during the Qing Dynasty. 

This robe is Man's Jifu Dragon Robe.The robes were made of silk. This robe shows multiple dragons but a main dragon on the front with its third eye open. It has rich colors like the gold and red with the black background. At the bottom of the robe you can see waves and mountains.
This sculpture is from the Hubei Provincial Museum and is the Jade Huang with Dragon Pattern. At first look you see the amazing design but don't realize the dragon. But if you look closer you will see the detail in this sculpture. With curves and different shape edges you can see the shape of the dragon.
The Jar Ping is an art piece created from the Yuan dynasty. The Jar Ping is formed in the shape of a vase. Scattered around the Jar Ping are the unique designs of clouds and a ferocious dragon. Colored with a light coat of brown on the front and sides of the Jar Ping.
The Bowl with Dragon Chasing Flaming Pearl other wise known as the Wan. The particular art and cultural piece was used during the Qing Dynasty. This dynasty's period lasted from 1821-1850. Its now home to the Los Angeles County Museum. It's color's are extraordinary with vibrant blue's, green's, and red all wrapped around the Wan bowl.
The Ceiling Mural in Prince Liang Tomb in Persimmon is a phenomenal work of art. The artist of this amazing art piece however is unknown at this current time. Artist around the world have labeled it as a China Modern Contemporary Art document. Its color's are that of a dull red with dragons and creatures of the Chinese culture scattered around it's canvas.
The Chimes of Zeng Hou Yi is a complex of shapes and designs. The Chimes of Zeng Hou looks to be a stone that has been carved with a tool that can handle small details and curvatures. As of this moment the Zeng Hou is located at the Hubei Provincial Museum.
The Buddhist Priest Robe with Dragons other wise known as the Sengjiazhi is a well stiched together robe. Buddhist Priest wear the robe as a symbol of religion and wisdom of there culture. The Sengjiazhi's base colors are a royal blue with a blend of golden yellow's that represent Chinese dragons that cover the robes entire fabric. Not to mention the vibrant blue's and green's representing the scenery and detail surrounding the Chinese dragons.
This Ceiling Mural is an enormous ceiling depicting the different cultural artifacts that today represent China Modern Contemporary Art. Ceiling Murals often cover the entire ceiling and in this case the Ceiling Mural covers the ceiling and even the walls. The artist of this particular Ceiling Mural however is to many still unknown. What we can see is that the artist used light blues, grey's and moderate uses of dark orange.
The Box with longevity can also be called the He Shou. Its design at first sight may appear to be that of a spaceship unfortunately it's not. The Box with longevity is a highly sculpted to perfection piece of art work. Once the viewer takes a closer look at the Box with Longevity you will see the percicely carved dragons and plant life that wraps around the surface of the Box with Longevity. With it's bright ruby red color the Box with Longevity is one to behold.
This is the Cup with Dragons in Waves, formally known as the Guang. The Guang was created during the late Ming Dynasty around 1550 -1644 Its a unique sculpture that shows the Chinese deep cultural beliefs in amazing dragons. The Cup with Dragons in Waves is a dark brown art piece with sculpted dragons swirling around the art. It's currently home to the Los Angeles County Museum.
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