Artifacts | the Yao Rabbit Offers Good Luck, Appreciation of Master Ji Yishun's Works
—— 2023兔年有礼，瑶兔献瑞 ——
—— 2023 Year of the Rabbit is polite, Yao Rabbit offers blessings ——
Appreciation of Master Ji Yishun's Year of the Rabbit Works
The ancient book "Tang Liudian" records: "Auspiciousness is divided into Darui, Shangrui, Zhongrui and Xiarui". "Auspicious Yingtu" records: "The red rabbit is auspicious, and the white rabbit is in the auspiciousness." From ancient times to the present, rabbits have always had cultural colors such as auspiciousness, ZTE, and auspiciousness.
The "Tea Classic" records that many tea sets have the pattern of "Guizhi Tibetan Rabbit", and only one of a set of tea sets has a rabbit painted on it. When drinking tea, holding a rabbit cup is regarded as a sign of good fortune, which indicates a high crown and a prosperous business in the coming year.
In addition, rabbits love radishes and cabbage. Chinese local customs and habits call radish "Caitou", which is a homonym for "Caitou", which means "good fortune", and cabbage is a homophony for "baicai", which also indicates prosperity. Therefore, rabbits often appear in various utensils and paintings as creative elements to highlight traditional culture and connotation.
"Rabbit" corresponds to "Mao" in the twelve earthly branches,
The two form the zodiac "Mao Rabbit",
It symbolizes wit, quickness and vitality.
The shape of the jade rabbit has its own auspicious attributes,
The ancients described the Jade Rabbit as having a straight nose, crispy eyes, and red eyes.
Like rouge on snow, vivid and lovely.
Master Ji's pair of pots,
Then the smart and lovely image of the zodiac rabbit,
Vibrant shape through purple sand,
Full of childishness and innocence.
The entire body of the pot is designed in the shape of a lying rabbit.
The rabbit's mouth is the flow, the rabbit's ears are the handle, and the rabbit's tail is the button.
The curvature of the ampulla is gentle and natural,
The connection of each part is natural and appropriate, harmonious and crisp,
The shape is compact and seamless.
The junction of the pot flow, pot handle, pot button and pot body,
Integrating the shape of the rabbit into the invisible, the radian of the pot body and other details,
Constitute a beautiful movement, there is movement in stillness, combining movement with stillness,
produced a harmonious rhythm,
All of them show the fun of handicraft and the creativity of the traditional art of purple sand.
In terms of decoration, the flowers of the four seasons are decorated and designed,
And in the eyebrows of the jade rabbit, inlaid with southern rubies, complementing each other,
It not only adds auspicious and beautiful meaning,
It also makes the overall atmosphere full of a sense of intimacy.
Looking at the whole, looking at everything,
Head-up realistic, overlooking freehand,
Wisdom, ingenuity, and fun.
—— Ji Yishun
Master of Chinese Arts and Crafts
Master of Chinese Ceramic Art
Master of Art in China's Craftsmanship Industry
Under the tutelage of researcher-level senior arts and crafts artists Gao Lijun and Wang Xiaolong, flower vessels and plain vessels are handy, imitating the ancients and chasing ideas. With the artistic declaration of "painting on the pot, pot in the painting", he created and formed a "flower and element blending, Ji Yishun's purple sand art school with the characteristics of "beautiful, lively, poetic and picturesque" has expanded the development direction of purple sand art. Founded Zisha Art Museum - Jichang Garden, exhibiting Zisha treasures.