Southern Branch of the NPM route

Welcome to TAIWAN, I am Poyu Lin.
I love to travel,love wandering around Taiwan.
Today we’re going to Chiayi.
On a trip to enjoy some fine art.
At the end of 2015, the Southern Branch of the National Palace Museum in Taibao City, Chiayi, held its much-awaited grand opening. Thanks to the museum’s high profile, the Southern Branch quickly became a major tourist destination in southern Taiwan. The new building’s modern architecture even helped the branch win first place in an online vote to name Taiwan’s “Top Ten Therapeutic Buildings”.
The architecture design of our museum, which applies three techniques of Chinese calligraphy techniques: thick ink, and flying white, and the blending.
Here, you can see important artifacts from the main museum branch, including the famous meat-shaped stone from the Qing dynasty, as well as precious treasures from India, Japan, South Korea, Vietnam, and other countries in the region. The exhibitions help give visitors a sense of the rich diversity of Asian culture and arts.
This is one of the Southern Branch’s electronic tour guides. All you have to do to use it is to go to an exhibition and key in the number indicated, which will bring up an explanation. Isn’t it cool?
On the first floor of the building is a “children’s creative center,” designed to let 5 to 12-year-old students explore the diversity of Asian culture through various interactive activities.
But art isn’t something that’s confined to museums. I’m in Bantou Community, where there’s amazing works of art all over the place.
Starting from the simple premise of wanting to beautify their hometown, the residents of Bantou Community used a range of exquisite handicraft techniques to integrate these breathtaking installations with the local scenery.
All of these mosaics are so cute and creative! If you don’t believe it, you can go behind one and take a look!
These colorful works have delivered a big dose of vitality and energy to what used to look like an average farming village.
This is the largest “cuting and pasteing” wall mosaic in all of Taiwan. These petals were made by breaking a bowl, cutting the pieces into the shapes of petals, and then sticking them on the wall. It’s really amazing.
Jiannian is a special type of inlay, in which craftspeople take the broken pieces of bowls and other ceramics and cut them into the shapes they want, then glue them together in various arrangements.
Around here, aside from “jiannian,” you can also see koji ware, which is often used to decorate local temples. Taiwanese love koji ware’s brightly colored glazes and lively forms, which led to it being named one of Taiwan’s unique artforms at a world’s fair in France.
This is a souvenir I just bought. The three gods represent good fortune, financial success, and a good life. Isn’t it cool?
Art can be found in museums and also in the world around us. In Chiayi, we’ve found a whole new take on art. If you have the chance, you should definitely come and enjoy it yourself.
I am Poyu Lin, enjoy your time in Taiwan! Ciao∼see you next time.

 

來趟藝文輕旅行(嘉義)

歡迎來到台灣,我是林柏妤。
我熱愛旅行,也喜歡在台灣趴趴走。
今天我們要去嘉義
主題就是藝術之旅!
2015年底有件大喜事,國立故宮博物院南部院區,在嘉義縣太保市隆重開幕,園區幅員廣闊,各類精彩的展覽,成功帶動中南部地區的文化風氣,高知名度讓它迅速成為南台灣超人氣的旅遊景點,在「城市裡的10大超療癒建築」網路票選的活動中,更奪下了第一名的寶座。
導覽員(現場):關於我們博物館的建築設計,是來自中國書法的三種技法,運用濃墨、飛白與渲染的意象。
在此,除了可見到南下展出的重要文物,包含清朝時期珍貴的「肉形石」,展示了印度、日本、南韓、越南...其各國的珍貴文物,讓觀賞者可以欣賞亞洲豐富多元的藝術文化
這是博物館裡的個人導覽機,你只要到展品前,按下號碼,就可以到導覽解說,是不是很酷呢?
在一樓,還特別規劃了「兒童創意中心」,讓5-12歲的學童,可以透過各種互動和體驗,探索亞洲文化的多元性。
藝術不只侷限在博物館,我現在在板頭社區Bantou Community,這裡處處都是精彩的作品。
初衷是為了讓自己的家鄉變得更美麗,板頭社區的居民運用精湛的工藝,創作出令人驚艷的裝置藝術,演化為當地景觀。
這裡有很多馬賽克拼貼的作品,非常的可愛又有創意,不相信你去背後看一下...
呼呼呼...好害羞哦!I’m so shy!
五彩繽紛的作品,像是注入一股強心劑,讓原本平凡的農村,重新充滿了朝氣與活力。
這是全台灣最大的剪黏壁畫,這些花瓣,是把碗打碎,然後剪成花瓣的形狀,再黏上去的,實在是太神奇了。
剪黏是一種相當特別的鑲嵌藝術,工匠把破碎的瓷片或碗片,修剪成需要的形狀,然後再一片片黏貼在塑造好的形體上,所以也有人稱它為「立體的馬賽克」。
除了剪黏,在這塊區域,還可以見到”交趾陶”創作,這項工藝常用來裝飾在台灣寺廟的建築上,台灣人喜歡”交趾陶”作品所散發的吉祥歡樂氣息,且這項工藝還曾在法國舉辨的世界博覽會中,被譽為台灣絕技。
這是我買的紀念品,這三位神明分別祈福著,好運氣、賺大錢、以及長命百歲,是不是很棒呢?
藝術可以在博物館,也可以走進生活,在嘉義,我們欣賞到了不同的詮釋,有機會的話,你一定要親自來感受一下。
我是林柏妤,享受在台灣的時光,我們下次見!