This Friday, we came to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The children visited different Chinese porcelains, including bowls, plates, vases, figures, bronzes, Earthen figures of the Tang Dynasty, ink wash paintings, and Chinese courtyards. Everyone enjoyed this field trip and realized the beauty of Chinese art and architecture. We believe that such artistic edification can make children have a greater interest in Chinese culture and grow in their hearts.
Children are visiting Chinese porcelain, including Yue ware, Qingbai ware, and Longquan ware. Look! The Qingbai ware on the left depicts a child. Can you find out where the little boy is? Yue ware in the middle depicts dragons. Let's count how many dragons there are. Also, what can you find on the appearance of Longquan ware behind?
Do you know what this exhibit is? This is a large jar for brewing wine in ancient China. Have you found the Chinese characters on the jar, written "Sweet wine of the Purple Abode, jade liquor of the Jasper Lake"?
Children are listening carefully to the explanation of how giant bronzes are made. The casting process includes mining, logging, transportation, mold carving, turning, and casting.
Ms. Min is introducing the shapes, names, and uses of bronzes to children. These bronzes include different ancient Chinese drinking vessels, such as "hu", "you", "jue", "gu", "jue", "zhi", and so on. Some of their uses are wine containers, some are wine warmers, and some are wine drinking vessels. Let's take a look, can you find its corresponding name from the bronzes in front of you?