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Modern society has embraced the art of mask. Research has been done on it and a wide range of uses found. China has become a hub of this art. Masks are a cultural event celebrated all over China nowadays (Scott, 2009). To some Chinese communities these masks have become a form of god. They are worshipped because of their uniqueness and awesome appearance. They are seen as a means of communication between people and gods. They have been used as a means to seek for blessings from gods. They are also used to protect people from evil spirits. They are believed to be a form of charm in many Chinese communities. They symbolize holiness and godliness. In modern days, there are many cultural festivals involving masks that are held (Desai, 2007). People wearing masks are seen dancing and celebrating along the streets.
The first mask in this art is called ‘Funerary Mask of a Young Woman’. This mask is from Liao Dynasty (907 – 1125), Northern China. Quran community founded Liao Dynasty. This community was the minority in Chinese population around 10th century in North of China (Scott, 2009). The majority of Chinese population was called the Han Chinese. They had a widespread culture. This was of high quality in all areas. Some of the areas it produced quality art work include writing, painting, and ruling among others. This community tended to ignore other communities especially the nomads. Nomads like Quran or Ruzhens always changed their location from time to time. It was difficult to develop and establish a good economic and cultural lifestyle. Despite this, the Liao Dynasty managed to develop a culture to some extent. They came up with the mask. Its surface is covered with gold. Gold is a very expensive and luxurious material to date. During that time, it was even more valuable. People that were buried in gold were considered to be very rich or belong to a very high status in the society (Scott, 2009). At the bottom of the mask, a neck
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Her views are derived from the history that the Chinese government has of suppression of the revolts that have happened in the past. She specifies the effects of the revolt that happened in Tiananmen Square in Beijing, which led to the infamous firing that resulted in the deaths of innumerable men, young and old.
In the ancient days, the Chinese community used painting, architecture, and sculpture to promote their religious inclination. The above forms of visual art have been critical in influencing people to adapt a given religious culture. For instance in China, Theravada tradition influenced the Chinese people to use the images of Buddha to reconcile.
She has to work more hard then her husband or other males. A woman was considered to be the slave of man and she was not allowed to marry if her husband dies and if she did so, death sentence is her destiny.
She had no right to express her emotions or to give suggestions in any case.
Today there had been a lot of museums that preserve this history and one of them is the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco. The Asian Art Museum is one of the largest museums in the world that devotes most of hits exhibits in Asian Arts and Culture.
Upon entry into the museum, there is already a feel of the ancient culture and civilization of Buddhism.
Many compare Sima Qian's work to that of Herodotus' Historiai.
The Records of the Historian gave Qian the opportunity to record history as he saw and interpreted it. It was his father, Sima Tan, who began the project requested him to write it after the old man's death.
The mission of the museum is to make them know about the culture and art of the region, which is not well known to them. I have seen many art pieces of the Asian origin and the ones who represent the culture of East and Pacific region. I chose the work of Elizabeth Keith, a painting named, “The Cock Fight”, which was made in China in 1925.
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At the end of the W 79st Transverse Road is the 5th Avenue in which the targeted museum is located. The map below provides an exact visual location of the interior of the museum:
The Metropolitan Museum of Art provides comprehensive collection of arts from different
1, by W.M Theodore de Bary, and A History of East Asia: From the Origins of Civilization to the Twenty-First Century, by Charles Holcombe, go ahead to bring out the relationship these ideologies. This paper shall analyze the influence