If you heard the recent NPR's Codeswitch
segment on The Green Turtle
, the first Asian superhero
created in the United States, you heard descriptions of the 1940s comic. But there's more (so much more!) online. Start with the entire run of The Green Turtle
on the amazing Digital Comic Museum
, which hosts public domain Golden Age comics
(late 1930s until the late 1940s or early 1950s). If you want to know more about Chu F. Hing, the artist behind the original Green Turtle, here's an extensively researched biography
on the astounding Chinese American Eyes blog
, which covers "famous, forgotten, well-known, and obscure visual artists of Chinese descent in the United States." [more inside]
Mike McHenry has posted several photo pages of the Chinese firecracker and firework labels
he's been collecting since 1968.
Zhang Peng’s elaborate photographs have been called both "beautiful" and "disgusting". You can see some of them here
The Great Chinese Art Revolution
is a documentary exploring how Chinese art has become a sought-after commodity
on the international market.
Suppressed and co-opted by Mao
, art in China was, for a long time, a subversive expression of discontent, starting with the Star(s) Group in 1979
and continuing with the "cynical realism" of the exiled artists
of the 90s. [more inside]
The Portraits of 42 American Presidents from Washington to Bush on a half inch strand of Black human hair
is merely one of the World Art Miracles you'll find at worldartmiracle.com
, the homepage of one Jin Y.H., micro artist. The site is also noticeable for some delicious Engrish phrases, such as "The length does not arrive the half-inch" and "The microscope descends to take the work."
is a wonderful site for exploring Chinese post Cultural Revolution art, with excellent accompanying texts. Browse the featured artists
and see an Exhibition from a Private Collection
. Also, Inside Out: New Chinese Art
is a beautiful site focusing on this recent "explosion of diverse work that is simultaneously exhilarating and bewildering", and you will find more great examples at Chinese Contemporary
(click on the artist's name for information and all thumbnails for that artist), plus marvelous Chinese avant-garde posters at Rene Wanner's poster pages
and Who's Who in Chinese Posters
, and at the Hochschule der Kuenste
, Berlin (view works here
Tales from the Land of Dragons.
100 years of Chinese paintings. From the overview
:- 'In China, painting is one of the "Three Perfections," linked with calligraphy and poetry as the most refined of artistic endeavors. This exhibition ... focuses on the years in which the great traditions of Chinese painting were established, during the Tang, Song, and Yuan dynasties ... '