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Beijing art fair blends traditional culture with modern aesthetics
Updated: 2019-01-28 15:05:36
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Snuff bottles are on display at the Poly Art Center's art fair in Beijing on Jan 24, 2019. [Photo by Li Ping/chinadaily.com.cn]

From traditional porcelain wares and purple clay teapots to woodprints and bronze figurines created by young Chinese artists, the Poly Art Center's annual art fair served up a festive feast to celebrate the upcoming Year of the Pig in downtown Beijing.

Titled Top 10 Art Carnival, the three-day event, held from Jan 24 to 26, brought together some of the best art design brands and inheritors of intangible cultural heritage across China to showcase the trendiest designs, ranging from painting and handicrafts to antiques and interior designs. Pig-themed works appeared across various art forms, such as paintings, miniature sculptures and jewelry.

The event also featured Peking Opera performances as well as lectures and workshops on traditional handicrafts for families and children to participate.

A pair of pig figurines is on display on Jan 24, 2019. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

A woodprint is on display on Jan 24, 2019. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

Artworks of cloisonne enamel are on display on Jan 24, 2019. Cloisonne enamel is a well-known traditional handicraft in Beijing. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

Figurines of the Monkey King and other main characters from the Chinese classic Journey to the West are on display on Jan 24, 2019. [Photo by Li Ping/chinadaily.com.cn]

Purple clay foxes are on display on Jan 24, 2019. [Photo by Li Ping/chinadaily.com.cn]

A bronze artwork is on display on Jan 24, 2019. [Photo by Li Ping/chinadaily.com.cn]

Plaster figurines are on display on Jan 24, 2019. [Photo by Li Ping/chinadaily.com.cn]

Snuff bottles are on display at the Poly Art Center's art fair in Beijing on Jan 24, 2019. [Photo by Li Ping/chinadaily.com.cn]

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