Wood Carving

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Wood Carving

Wood carving often refers to the handiwork that handed down among the people, with a long history and striking national traditional color, stressing great care in working and wonderful workmanship excelling nature. Woodcarving is a kind of diminutive and separate work of art, it's often displayed and decorated on the cabinet, the window, the dais, the side table, the desk, or the rack to provide people to view and admire. It is used the technological skill of stereoscopic sculpture or half sculpture to carve and represent wide subject matter and substance, such as: the flower, the fowl, the beasts, maid of honour, historic figure etc, and some works reflectes the real life, have the ideaistic meaning. The created ways of woodcarving is following the shape and taking the image, that is “obey the nature”, according to the material's natural shape and the texture direction of its own, relaying on the feeling and the imagining, endowing the material with a specifically visualize, after chiseling it skillfully and made its visualize releasing out. What is called the seventy percent obeying the nature and the thirty percent obeying the sculpting. This kind of technique is also called “skillful sculpting”, it spends more time in dreaming up than in its actual sculpting, but there is more joy in it. “Skillful sculpting” is to sculpt fitting a kind of definite qualification, and this qualification is a sort of restriction, which seems to have made some difficulty to the sculptor, but the limited thing always becomes the decisiveness factor, the factor can bring magic to the rotten wood. The reason why some jade sculptures are expensive is that the sculptor used the ways of taking material according to the shape and making sculpture suited to the wood, created perfect and excellent product.

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