Artist vows to remake anti-communist sculpture after suspected arson attack

Art 07/26/21, 02:42

A controversial artwork that accuses the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) of starting the worldwide CCP Virus pandemic burned down on July 23. Artist Weiming Chen will remake his anti-communist sculpture from scratch. A suspected arson attack destroyed his 20-foot-tall work, which depicts Chinese leader Xi Jinping with "spike" proteins from the ...

How Shen Yun Performing Arts Makes Us Historians

Art 12/19/19, 14:27

Shen Yun Performing Arts is as much history as anything else. Just as in texts depicting Chinese history, Shen Yun brings history to life. (Shen Yun Performing Arts) Something too often overlooked when we discuss Shen Yun Performing Arts is how its stories make history tangible. For music lovers, Shen Yun moves ...

Devotion

Art 12/17/19, 12:06

General Rengui Xue was one of the most decorated generals during the Tang Dynasty.He was an honest man who rose from poverty to become one of the most famous military generals in Chinese history. Emperor Taizong once said he was more excited about appointing Rengui Xue as his general than ...

International figure painting competition restores traditional aesthetics

Art 12/13/19, 09:57

New Tang Dynasty Television's (NTD) 5th International Figure Painting Competition was held at the Salmagundi Club in New York from November 24 through November 30, 2019.  This year's figure painting competition received more than 400 submissions from 258 artists in 46 countries. The judging panel then selected 103 of these works ...

What is the higher purpose of art?

Art 11/24/19, 08:27

In modern art, be it poetry, painting, music or dance, magnificent and overwhelming works that can withstand the test of time and carry a deep and thorough meaning to humanity are hard to find.

Like a Fairy Tale

Art 10/19/19, 10:26

Half Caucasian and half Chinese, dancer Yi Li grew up on a farm in southern Germany. Horseback riding, fairytales, and sports filled her childhood. Then one day after seeing Shen Yun Performing Arts, her mother suggested she try dancing, setting in motion a magical new life.

The beauty and hidden charm of Chinese folding fans

Art 10/17/19, 11:21

Once regarded as a symbol of imperial power in Chinese history, folding fans have slowly emerged from being a possession exclusive to the royal family to becoming a common item during the Mid-Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). At that time, folding fans were an indispensable accessory for the scholar-official community, also known ...

Dante’s Divine Comedy

Art 10/15/19, 11:30

Divided into three parts – Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso – the lengthly epic poem traces the journey of Dante, who is both the author and the main character of the trilogy, from the darkness and terror of hell to purgatory and on to the revelation of the divine light of ...

Shen Yun reclaims humanity’s lost heritage

Culture 10/05/19, 10:26

I have watched the Shen Yun Performing Arts performances in both Taiwan and America and often found audiences leaving the show in tears of joy, excitement, amazement, and thrill. Many shared in the interviews that their hearts were uplifted, their bodies refreshed and energized and their minds purified.

The enchanting features of the Shen Yun symphony orchestra

Art 09/07/19, 11:12

Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra features the perfect harmony of classical music East and West. The distinct sound of Chinese instruments is accentuated on the foundation of Western orchestra. The perfect arrangement and blend of the beauty and spirit of Chinese music with the power of the Western orchestra has made ...

The romantic legends behind Beethoven’s iconic Moonlight Sonata

Art 08/30/19, 06:35

The Moonlight Sonata is said to be the piece that marked a change in Beethoven’s composition style. It features an air of regret and loss, while simultaneously echoing the murmur of hushed prayers and the fierce sound of an approaching storm. It is a piece shrouded in romantic mythology but ...