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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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    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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    A Concise Guide To Italian Gold Necklaces

    by on Jul.26, 2010, under Italy

    There are numerous types of Italian gold necklaces. More than enough to match one’s personality and every single occasion you might need them. Here are a few:

    Omega: Omega necklaces can be flat or dome shaped. Although they look like a single circular piece of gold, they actually have many links. The well made omega necklace won’t show these links. The prices of Omega necklaces of 16” 14 carat gold roughly start from $500.

    Byzantine Necklaces: These ones are cluster of intertwined chains. Fairly expensive than omega necklaces, Byzantines at 16 inches 14 carat are worth around $1000. Kinds of Byzantines include Rolo, fancy braided, cage mesh and mesh rope.

    There are a lot other types of Italian gold necklaces apart from those two. You will probably be keen to wear and show them off as they are a depiction of true Italian gold craftsmanship.

    It has been centuries since women started using the expensive metal of gold to adorn themselves. They have been using gold in the form of many jewelry items to make themselves more attractive. These jewelry items include many different types of rings, bracelets, anklets, necklaces, bangles, earrings and many more items.

    This never ending list truly portrays the importance of gold jewelry in the lives of women. Necklaces however have an especially important purpose. By wearing them, a woman attracts attention to her face and neck. So, women are picky about necklaces and Italian gold necklaces help them out considerably.

    Italy is known to have a dignified history and has created various geniuses in architecture, arts, geography, music, philosophy, and science. Also, Italy has produced the unsurpassed goldsmiths and jewelers well trained with designing gold jewelries and using only top quality gold. This drew their neighboring countries into admiration and made them the globally number one gold jewelry manufacturers for a long time. But with the advent of other gold producing countries in jewelry making, the industry in Italy declined. However, the legacy of Italy on creating only the best gold jewelries will always remain.

    Italian gold industry hires 40,000 individuals and uses 500 tons of gold yearly. It has established a number of goldsmith designer schools for those wanting to learn more about the craft. Those schools use both traditional and new techniques to design gold jewelries. The mentioned country never fails to show off their gold jewelry products by conducting fairs and exhibits.

    However, gold’s natural tenderness makes it hard for jewelers to work on it. Thanks to copper, silver and other metals which serve as a metal base for gold. Gold is used as an alloy, thus, blending it with those metals to make it stronger, making it easier to mold and embed complex designs on it.

    gold Italian necklaces can make a wonderful gift for a loved one or family member. To read more about other gift ideas including Italian yellow gold charms click on the links.

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