Interpreting Embroidery with Techniques: the Interpretation Embroidery Techniques
Lecturer: Yu Binxia, researcher of Hunan Museum
Time: 9:30AM, Friday, December 12, 2021
Venue: Academic Hall, First Floor of Art Museum of Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts (No. 257 Changgangdong Road, Haizhu District, Guangzhou)
Organizers: Art Museum of Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, Graduate School of Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts
Embroidery is an art of needle and thread, it depends on the rise and fall of the embroidery needle, and depicts the form and image of object by inserting and transporting the needle on the embroidery material, the stitch and technique are the most important characteristics of the embroidery art. At the same time, embroidery belongs to the category of arts and crafts, in view of the different characteristics of embroidery objects and images, and the decorative performance effects that the objects and images need to present, embroiderers adopt different embroidery methods and techniques, to a certain extent, the artistic accomplishment of embroiderers and the level of embroidery technique determine the artistic level of an embroidery product. Chinese embroidery has a long history, archaeological excavations and hand-down embroideries show that the evolution of Chinese embroidery techniques has undergone a long development process. This lecture, from the perspective of the stitch techniques, will comb the Chinese embroidery art features and evolution of different historical periods, based on the in-depth interpretation of Taoyuan embroidery in the Qing Dynasty and the Republic of China that has been showcasing this year, this lecture will explore the technical factors of Lingnan Cantonese embroidery in Taoyuan embroidery, which was originally born in Hunan province, to reveal the exchange and commonness of embroidery materials, techniques and cultures between Hunan and Guangdong.
Birds and diamond grain with Chengyun embroidery on damask in the Western Han Dynasty, unearthed from Mawangdui Han Tomb in Changsha
Brim of curtain, opera story with Taoyan embroidery on blue satin
Table curtain, big lion and little lion with Taoyuan embroidery on red woolen cloth
Brim of curtain, big lion and little lion with Taoyuan embroidery on red woolen cloth
Tablescreen, bogu grain with Taoyuan embroidery on red woolen cloth
About the lecturer:
Yu Binxia, graduated from The Department of Cultural Heritage and Museology of Fudan University, is now a researcher of Hunan Museum, a member of the expert group of Hunan Provincial Cultural Heritage Identification Committee, a member of the expert group of Hunan Provincial Intangible Cultural Heritage Protection Expert Committee, and an expert of the Cultural and Tourism Think Tank of Hunan Province. She is mainly engaged in the research and exhibition planning of weaving and embroidery cultural relics, ethnic folk cultural relics and intangible cultural heritage. As a major member, she participated in the accomplishment of the Nushu Cultural Record Project and the construction of Jiangyong Nushu Museum. Responsible for the content planning of the field study, display and utilization of Goulanyao Culture of Jiangyong Goulanyao Ecological Museum under construction; Presided over and completed the field culture study of Taoyuan crafts, a guiding fund project for the Development of Cultural Undertakings in Hunan Province; She took five years to plan and complete the large-scale exhibition Flowers in Wonderland: Exhibition of Taoyuan Embroidery in the Qing Dynasty and the Republic of China with the theme of reflecting the culture of Hunan region. And she has published a number of research papers, responsible for or participate in several exhibitions.