Sculpture Saturday

 

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Shandong Art Museum, Jinan, China

Saturday Sculpture is hosted by the Mind over Memory’s chasingmemory.

What you need to do is:

  • Share a photo of a sculpture
  • Link to Mind over Memory’s post for Saturday Sculpture.

It’s a fun challenge.

This week I’m sharing a sculpture that’s part of the Shandong Provincial Museum’s regular collection.

Sculpture Saturday

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Composed

Saturday Sculpture is hosted by the Mind over Memory’s chasingmemory.

What you need to do is:

It’s a fun challenge.

This week I’m sharing a sculpture that’s part of the Shandong Provincial Museum’s regular collection.

Travel Theme: Hats

Crown, Shandong Provincial Museum

Crown, Shandong Provincial Museum

Yellow School Caps, Jinan, China

Yellow School Caps, Jinan, China

Guard's hat, ancient China

Guard’s hat, ancient China

Hats, ancient and modern. They had more pizzazz in the past, methinks, though that last one looks uncomfortable.

Ailsa of Where’s My Backpack challenges photobloggers with a theme this week. This week she’s asked, “Can you find a photo that feels understated, suggestive, subtle in its use of color?” If you would like to join in (everyone’s welcome!) here’s what to do:

  • Create your own post and title it Travel theme: Hats
  • Include a link to this page in your post so others can find it too
  • Get your post in by next Thursday, as the new travel theme comes out on Friday
  • Don’t forget to subscribe to keep up to date on the latest weekly travel themes. Sign up via the email subscription link in the sidebar or RSS!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Adventure

Buddhist relics, Shandong Provincial Museum, gold

Special Exhibit: Buddhist Relics, Shandong Provincial Museum

I’m not one for bungee jumping or sky diving. My adventure today was to take some new friends to the Shandong Provincial Museum where we saw this magnificent relic holder in an exhibit of artifacts. I was blown away by this majestic object.

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What a nice place to keep your relics

1. Each week, we’ll provide a theme for creative inspiration. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Friday when the next photo theme will be announced. 2. To make it easy for others to check out your photos, title your blog post “Weekly Photo Challenge: (theme of the week)” and be sure to use the “postaday″ tag. 3. Follow The Daily Post so that you don’t miss out on weekly challenge announcements, and subscribe to our newsletter – we’ll highlight great photos from each month’s most popular challenge. Other great photos:

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One Word Challenge: Blue

Imperial Robes

Imperial Robes

Jennifer Nichols Wells runs terrific photo challenges. This week’s is “blue.” Thus I offer a majestic robe from ancient China. Such embroidery!

You can see more lavish blues here.

It feels good to be blogging again. I’d had some trouble with annoying pop-up ads on Chrome or Firefox. Knock on wood, the internet has been tamed for now and I’ll be back in business.

Lines

lines at museum

For a unit on art, I asked my students to visit a museum. Since whenever I’ve gone to the Shandong Provincial Museum, I’ve been able to saunter right in, I was astonished when a student sent me this photo. Today’s the last day to see European paintings and a self-portrait by da Vinci.

Modern Art

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I returned to the Shandong Provincial to see their two new exhibits. Today I’m sharing some modern art by Liu Guo-Sung. He started with traditional Chinese painting and then got interested in oil painting in the West. Now he’s synthesized the two media and methods. Pretty cool stuff.

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Shandong Provincial Museum

Textiles

Kristyn and I went to the Shandong Provincial Museum today. It’s free if you bring your passport and the collection is excellent.

A good place to spend a chilly, gray day. It wasn’t too crowded, yet there were lots of other people of all ages  so it doesn’t feel like a tomb.

Bronze

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There are some English translations of the signs so you’ll learn a bit about prehistoric cultures, Prince Lu, Confucius and more.