It is a philatelic collection of my blog.
I collected horse ,painting -in particular the classical paintings of women,and Japanese painting.
In addition, I have been collecting China's postmark, the Chinese New Year stamp collecting materials,I also interested in the various countries of the FDCs.
I hope my blog can bring happiness to you so that you share my enthusiasm......

25 December 2008

Christmas in today's China

Christians postmark---form China
If you walked around a major Chinese city 20 years ago, you probably wouldn't have seen many signs of Christmas.This is because Christmas is a Christian holiday and not many Chinese people are Christian.
However, if you were to visit those same Chinese cities today, you'd see signs of Christmas everywhere you looked!On the Avenue of Eternal Peace in Beijing, Qinghai,ect China, there are Christmas displays everywhere.Many Chinese people celebrate by decorating their houses with Christmas trees, cooking and eating special foods, and spending time with family and friends.
So yes, the Chinese celebrate Christmas.
But no, most do not celebrate it for the same reasons that Christians do.

Olympics in China

China's application for the Olympic Games in 2000.The election was lost to Sydney with only two votes. Reputedly the Australian John Coates bribed the IOC members Charles Mukorea (Kenya) and Francis Njangweso (Uganda) on the eve of the election during dinner offering them 35.000 dollars each masked as sport development aid. Despite that Chinese athletes successfully participated in the Games in Sydney in 2000 and won 3rd rank behind the USA and Russia with 28 gold, 16 silver and 15 bronze medals ,in 2004 Olympic Games.....

(Same day's propaganda postmark)
In 2002 Salt Lake Games, Yang Yang spent 44.187 seconds to cross the finish line first in the women's 500 meters short track speed skating, winning the gold medal that China has been longing for more than two decades in winter Olympics.

(Same day's propaganda postmark)
One week later, Yang Yang won the women's 1000m short track speed skating race, giving its seconds gold medal.

Beijing was competing against Toronto, Osaka, Istanbul and Paris for the right to host the 2008 Summer Olympic Games

The application holds 2008 summer Olympics to obtain successfully

Fuwa are probably the most meaningful Olympic mascots in the history. Actually, when designers design them, they put many symbolic meanings into these five mascots that represent traditional culture and natural characteristics of China, which might be very difficult for foreigners to understand.
Basically, the name of the five Fuwa: "Beibei", "Jingjing", "Huanhuan", "Yingying" and "NIni" altogether in Chinese means welcome to Beijing. And they represent for five Olympic rings and also the five elements in Chinese philosophy. The five image of Fuwa come from the original shape of Chinese sturgeon, panda, Olympic flame, Tibetan antelope and swallow.

2008 Beijing Olympic Games the emblem.The upper part of the logo is a Chinese seal with only one Chinese character Jing in the shape of a dancing human.It also resembles a man opening his arms to welcome visitors.

Let’s keep passing the spirit of Olympic and world peace throughout Baidu!

23 December 2008

Amadeo Modigliani

Modigliani was born on 12th July 1884 in Leghorn (Livorno, Italy), and grew up in a Jewish ghetto, where he suffered serious illnesses as a boy.He studied art in Florence and in 1906 moved to Paris, where he became acquainted with Pablo Picasso, Jean Cocteau, and other avant-garde artists living there.In Paris, Modigliani led a reckless, dissipated life that gradually affected on his health.His talents as an artist, however, were never doubted by fellow artists.He was influenced by Fauvism....

Fine examples of Modigliani's figure paintings are a number of his Reclining Nude, of which he has made a large number. They are all elegant, arresting arrangements of curved lines and planes as well as a striking idealization of feminine sexuality. Today his graceful portraits and lush nudes at once evoke his name, but during his brief career few apart from his fellow artists were aware of his gifts.

A wonderful painting of "Lady with Straw Hat".

in 1977, at the occasion of the International Rubens Year, celebrating his 400th birth anniversary.

Rubens's portraits were very popular in the 18th century.
A wonderful painting of "Lady with Straw Hat". The model was Suzanne Fourment, a younger sister of Rubens' second wife, Helene Fourment. an Antwerp tapestry and silk merchant.The direct glance from under the shadow of the hat, the attention directed to the body, and the ring on the finger, all suggest that the painting is a marriage portrait. (The Straw Hat, was first used in the 18th century. , which is felt. with its curling feathers, is the most prominent feature of the painting, shading the face of the sitter.)