[Question from a non-MeFi friend:]
I am looking for the name or term used to refer to a specific style/design of rose frequently depicted in Japanese and Chinese art.[more inside]
Just picked up some cool paper cuts. And was wondering if metafilter can help me translate them. I believe they are Chinese but honestly I am not sure. Two images are below: Paper Cut One Paper Cut Two Let me know if you have any trouble with the images. And thanks again Metafilter!
Information about art and activism in China? [more inside]
A question about a mural supposedly painted by a man from China at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. [more inside]
Is there an Asian practice of placing dots in the corner of paintings to show imperfection / humility? [more inside]
I will be in Shanghai and Beijing for 2 weeks. What are the best places to look for and buy original chinese art? [more inside]
I've got some Chinese paintings from my late grandfather, and I'm having trouble finding more information about them. Here's what he had to say about them (image, transcript inside) and here's a scan I made of one of them (image). I don't know enough about this subject to make educated guesses, and the information from my grandfather is either inaccurate or just a dead-end. So basically, I'd like to know anything that you know about this. I'd be happy to scan more of the prints as well if someone needs additional information. [more inside]