Internationally renowned bonsai master Professor Amy Liang speaking at the opening ceremony of her Bonsai Museum and the launch ceremony of her memoir in Taipei on November 3, 2017. (Image: Billy Shyu / Vision Times)

A Legendary Bonsai Master and Her Museum

Never before has a woman been so dedicated to bonsai art as Amy Liang (梁悅美). A native Taiwanese, she was born into a respected family in northern Taiwan and married a prominent gynecologist/obstetrician before becoming an internationally renowned bonsai master.

Raphael Sanzio's 'The Transformation.' (Image:  Drew Maust via  flickr  CC BY 2.0 )

Beauty + Realism = Classical Art

Realistic painting has a long and revered history going back to the ancient Greeks. Just as classic Greek and Roman art strove to depict the perfect form, artists of the high Renaissance revived classicism by painting beauty realistically.

The bonsai work that won the Han Feng First Prize at the 2017 Han Feng Bonsai Exposition. (Image: Billy Shyu/Vision Times)

Bonsai Cultivation in Taiwan

Often referred to as silent poetry, 3-D paintings, and a living art, bonsai has been loved by many people across the world, and Taiwan is no exception. The bonsai culture originates in Japan, and it has several hundred years of history.…

Among all sweet white glazed porcelains of the Yongle period, the mitral pot bears the unique characteristics of that time. Its shape originated during the Yuan Dynasty from Tibetan Buddhist Puja, or religious rituals. (Image: Secret China)

Appreciating Sweet White Porcelain

Sweet white porcelain (甜白瓷) is a famous porcelain that was produced in the Jingdezhen Porcelain Kiln during the Yongle period of the Ming Dynasty. It earned its reputation during the Song and Yuan dynasties. During the Ming and Qing dynasties,…

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A Legendary Bonsai Master and Her Museum

Never before has a woman been so dedicated to bonsai art as Amy Liang (梁悅美). A native Taiwanese, she was born into a respected family in northern Taiwan and married a…

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Beauty + Realism = Classical Art

Realistic painting has a long and revered history going back to the ancient Greeks. Just as classic Greek and Roman art strove to depict the perfect form, artists of the…

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Ancient Chinese Art of Jade Carving

Once, the famous Renaissance artist Michelangelo was asked how he overcame the difficulty of carving his masterpiece — David. Michelangelo replied:

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China’s Folk Art: New Year Woodblock Prints

The traditional folk art of Chinese New Year woodblock prints used to be the primary form of decoration in households throughout China. Although this art form had its highest showing…

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Bonsai Cultivation in Taiwan

Often referred to as silent poetry, 3-D paintings, and a living art, bonsai has been loved by many people across the world, and Taiwan is no exception. The bonsai culture originates…

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Appreciating Sweet White Porcelain

Sweet white porcelain (甜白瓷) is a famous porcelain that was produced in the Jingdezhen Porcelain Kiln during the Yongle period of the Ming Dynasty. It earned its reputation during the…

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Doctor’s Illustration Goes Viral on Social Media

Fu Zhiqin, a 30-year-old female doctor at the Zhejiang Cancer Hospital, has been receiving media interviews lately. As a child, Fu loved drawing and would sketch from animation books, protagonists from…

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Novel Ways to Fake Ancient Goods

Strolling through Beijing’s Panjiayuan Market, it’s easy to imagine you’ve entered an antique treasure trove. Hawkers there sell blue and white porcelain, jade trinkets, and Cultural Revolution-era memorabilia. If the…

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The Peony in Chinese Artwork

The peony, known as the King of Flowers, has long been regarded by Chinese culture as a symbol of wealth, good fortune, happiness, and prosperity, and is a common theme…

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Giuseppe Castiglione’s Chinese Paintings

Giuseppe Castiglione (July 19, 1688-July 17, 1766) was an Italian Jesuit Brother, a missionary in China, and a painter at the Royal Court of the emperor, having a marked influence…

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Chinese Dragon Tattoos

Chinese dragon images are fascinating, inspiring, and sometimes scary! The word dragon (龍) in Chinese is pronounced lóng. People of all cultures are drawn to the powerful image of the…