Chinese Cave art displayed

Istanbul’s most reputed Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University hosted an exhibition show entitled The Colors of Dunhuang; The Magic Gateway to the Silk Road recently. Integral part of China’s cultural heritage, the art pieces are being exhibited in Europe for the very first time in this exhibition.

Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University is hosting the exhibition show as part of the 2012-2013 Chinese Turkish Culture Year. Turkey has organized several events before and throughout the year with the purpose of promoting Chinese culture in our country. not only this, in 2013 China will endorse Turkish culture along with other events that are schedule to be held in the Asian country.

Apart from the exhibition, here will be dance and music performances and also there will be academic conferences to be held on Silk Road and Dunhuang. The exhibition is comprised of total five components. Among the five components, the Spatial Dunhuang features city of Dunhuan on the ancient Silk Road. After Emperor Wu of Hun founded the Dunhuang County, it has always been a multicultural city.

The Dunhuang Grottoes as is said by everyone is actually the general name for the hrottoes in the area that even include West Thousand Buddha Caves, Mogao Grottoes, Yulin Grottoes, West Thousand and East Thousand Buddha Caves and most importantly, the 812 caves in Subei County.

On the other hand, the Millenial Dunhuang section represents Dunhuang throughout the limited span of time displaying the representative art from every period and also the foreign cultural elements. Art of Dunhuang is not only an outcome of the Chinese culture but is also an assimilation of the art of different other cultures and is also an artistic blend of West and East. It is actually comprised of ancient Greek and Roman art skills, little bit the style of Middle Asia and the art of Central China.

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