Detail and precision is something I strive for, no matter the situation. Do something right the first time and you never have to return to fix it. A value I learned from my father while growing up learning trades. Who knows, if you do something well enough, you may leave a legacy for millennia.
This piece is a bronze container made roughly 2500 years ago. It was found in the Luoyang Museum. It is proof of their early sophisticated society during the Zhou Dynasty. Instagram cannot truly show the detail that is found on the surface of this piece.
Luoyang Museum, Luoyang, China - Dec 2017
洛阳博物馆， 洛阳， 中国 - 12月2017
This is, I think, one of the best and must go Museum in China! Even the office of their staff! The office is stocked by all books about art, ie chinese porcelain, chimes calligraphy, chines ink painting, jealous! #museum#chinesemuseum#traditionalmuseum
Located in the heart of Melbourne’s Chinatown, the Chinese Museum showcases the heritage and culture of Australia’s Chinese community. With four floors of exceptional event spaces, the Chinese Museum brings diversity and character to corporate and private events. 🐉 @chinesemuse
New week and another OMA project I’ve visited this year. And another foundation building, also. Fondazione Prada is one of the most bizarre places I’ve been to. Have you ever seen a building made of fucking gold? (kinda)
I really loved the pieces of art I’ve seen there. Part of them were weird, another just gorgeous. But what surprised me the most is a huge amount of rich and stylish Chinese people skulking around. All wearing Y-3, Balenciaga and Virgil Abloh’s sneakers. I have a photo of one guy that I’ll show you a bit later (actually, one of my fav).
Spontaneously visited the Chinese Museum, which is tucked between busy Chinatown restaurants and a big street. I thought it’d be maybe a section and a gift shop, but turns out $11 gets you 5 floors of rich Chinese-Australian history (one of which is a motion-activated immersive experience that reminded me of Universal Studios 😱). One exhibit called “Liminal Languages” featured the delicate artefacts you see here, which were mysteries uncovered by the curators. Porcelain bowls of tea, bottles of archaic “cure-all” medicine, and a beautiful Chinese-English phrasebook from 1862. I’ll definitely be back for a longer look around soon :) #lifeinmelbourne