Thursday, May 20, 2010

With a brushstroke...

Making good money

In the China Provincial Pavilions, an artist was woking. He paints on these unfinished porcelain plates, and if you would like to buy one, they then fire it for you, giving it that shiny veneer and smooth surface. Do you know how much he was charging for that big vase? A cool 20,000 RMB. A bit excessive, no? I watched him for a good 10 minutes. His brushstrokes were hesitant, unsure. That's what happens when you try to commercialize an ancient, beautiful art.

DF

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