Thursday, January 6, 2011

Handmade at its best

In November last year, my daughter told me that the Art Gallery of NSW is bringing China's Entombed Warriors to Sydney. As soon as I found out about it, I marked my diary. The same way I marked my diary last year when the Gallery of Australia brought the original masterpieces of Van Gogh, Gauguin and Cezanne from the Musee D'Orsay. So off we went last Monday (Jan 3). There was a long, long queue but it was worth the wait. Actually, it wasn't that bad, we only waited for 1/2 hour.
What caught my eye was the description of each type of figures ... "each was individually finished by hand, no 2 figures are alike"! Wow, handmade at its best!
The Gallery only exhibited ten of the main figure types that made up the First Emperor's Terracotta Army plus rare objects from the First Emperor's burial site and other tombs. It was amazing, considering these Terracotta figures have been buried for over 2000 years. Unfortunately, picture-taking was not allowed so here are some pictures I took from the Souvenir booklet I took home. One day, when I get to visit the actual place in China, I will get to take a picture of them. In the meantime ... enjoy!


Miss Val's Creations said...

This will be such a cool exhibit. I've seen things about the warriors on tv and would love to attend an exhibit on them too! ~Val

Kikay Designs said...

Hi Val,
It is amazing! No two warriors are alike!