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Succinct Information About Oriental Symbolism

by on Aug.16, 2013, under China

The collection of Chinese symbols consists of an vast number of symbols that goes over the count of eighty thousand. This assortment includes all Chinese characters, signs and alphabets that have been used for thousands of years. With regards to the Chinese symbols per se, their use has become highly restricted in modern times.

The use of these symbols has diminished as the Chinese language is evolving over the years but they have other uses which are connected to art. The artistic formation of these symbols has eternal aesthetic value and they are acclaimed by the whole world for this reason.

When we take a look at China itself we find the existence of Chinese symbols in all walks of life. The cityscape is loaded with Chinese symbols represented through different mediums of art and architecture. Today you will be able to find Chinese symbols on common products such as kitchen ware etc. Many people still make use of traditional Chinese symbols for superstitious reasons in Chinese culture.

The Chinese symbols are formed so artistically that they are extremely attractive whatever their meaning might be. In reality every sign has deep philosophical connotation behind them which has rich history and is also used traditionally.

Talking of the Chinese symbol you should be aware that these symbols cover a vast area which incorporates both positive as well as negative meanings. Traditionally the Chinese believe that the strong power of the positive symbols will attract good fortune. So if they have positive symbols in their life only good things will happen.

The validity of this claim is subject to personal opinion and faith. For the Chinese the symbols hold great significance both in terms of their beautiful physical forms as well as their meaning and the consequences that incorporating these symbols into your life can have.

The ancient Chinese symbol that represents five bats collected together is one of the most popular motifs known as the five good fortunes. The five elements represent wealth, health, love, longevity and virtue. When used with the color red this symbol is considered to be even more powerful.

The sunset symbol is another positive symbol from ancient China which you will find is used widely in Chinese society. The Sun itself is the most potent power and the Yang energy is originated from the sun.

Believed to energize as well as purify the symbol of the sun is highly revered in Chinese culture due to the profound meaning that it has for them. The same symbol is also meant to represent balance which has been derived from an ancient Chinese legend.

Chinese dragon symbols make a great choice for a tattoo. If you want to know more about Chinese peace signs please follow the links.

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    A Concise Overview Of Rodin Museum Paris

    by on Aug.02, 2010, under France Travel

    Rodin Museum is specially made for the prominent 1800s French artist Auguste Rodin. It features his 50 years of work and contribution to sculpture.

    In fact, there are two museums featuring Rodin’s art, Paris’ Rodin Museum and the other one located in Meudon.

    To get to Rodin Museum, you should take a ride on the Paris Metro System, get off at Varenne Metro Station and start to walk. Look for 77 Rue de Varenne which is the exact address of the museum.

    Aside from its art collections, the structure of the Rodin Museum alone is worth visit.

    The 18th century building was supposedly put up as a residence. It seats in the center of three-acre gardens, each facing three sides of the building.

    Visitors at the Rodin Museum evenly enjoy both the beauty of the collection and the gardens where the museum is situated. Actually, larger sculpture of Rodin have been set up in the garden, making it a part of the landscape and adding allure to the scenery.

    Nearly all of the artworks displayed in Rodin Museum are by Rodin including The Kiss, The Hand of God, The Cathedral and The Thinker. Some works also belong to another 18th century French artist, Camille Claudel.

    The Rodin Museum in Paris has varying opening times in summer and winter. From April to September the Rodin Museum is open from 9.45 am until 5.45pm. The Gardne closes at 6.45pm. Opening hours from October to March are an hour shorter with the museum closing at 4.45pm and the garden closing 15 minutes after.

    A standard ticket to the Rodin Museum costs 6 Euros while a reduced ticket is 4 Euros. Some people come just for the garden and can secure a garden only ticket for 1 Euro. Under 18’s get into the Museum for free.

    The Rodin Museum Paris is located near the dome of the Invalides at 77 rue de Varenne. for further reading material on other cultural sites in the city please read our guide to Paris art museums

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    Essential Details About Paris Modern Art Museums

    by on Jul.29, 2010, under Travel

    A lot of Paris travelers believe that there is only one existing modern art museum in the city.

    In fact, there are several places in Paris you can visit to see modern art, however, generally speaking there are two museums in Paris that are both known as the Modern Art Museum.

    This museum is referred to as the Palace of Modern Art in the city of Paris and is among the two chief places to go in Paris to see modern art. The Modern art museum is actually only one part of a much larger palace situated at 11 Avenue du President Wilson, named after the American President during the First World War Woodrow Wilson.

    If you’re getting to this modern art museum in Paris using the metro system then the nearest stations are Iena and Alma Marceau, both only a couple of hundred meters away from the museum.

    The Palace of Modern Art through its wide variety of collection depicts the different schools of art in France during the 1900s such as Expressionism, Dada, Cubism and Fauvism.

    Among the French modern figures highlighted in Palace of Modern Art are Duffy, Modigliani, Soutine, Braque and Picasso.

    The Palace of Modern Art serves the public at 10 AM to 5:30 PM on Tuesdays to Sundays. It is open up to 6:30 PM on weekends to take in more. If you want to see a temporary exhibit conducted in this museum, you will need to pay an extra fee.

    The other renowned museum of modern art in Paris can be found in the famous Pompidou center. There are more than 3,000 pieces of modern art showcased here, from France and abroad. However, this modern art museum often loans many of its exhibits to other art museums in Paris and France, so if’ you are looking forward to seeing a particular piece you had better ensure it’s availability in advance by contacting the museum directly.

    Similar to the Palace of Modern Art, this also holds temporary exhibitions of works by contemporary artists in France that usually takes place in the building’s south wing. You can enter the premises through Rue Saint-Merri.

    Guided tours at Louvre museum can make your visit to the museum more effective. Several modern pieces of art are showcased in Paris modern art museums.

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