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Jan 24, 2018

The concept of iron art

Blacksmith is an old profession. The earliest iron products originated around 2500 BC, and the hittite area of Asia minor should be the birthplace of iron art. Since man entered the iron age, with the production of iron products, the profession of iron products processing skills has been born, and people have made the master of ironware become blacksmith. They made all kinds of iron products, such as iron POTS, iron ladles, kitchen knives, scissors, nails, swords, spears... These iron products are coarse, fine, and not strictly wrought iron, which, to be precise, should be called iron. As the years went by, the development of science and technology, people's life style and articles for daily use with each passing day, in the hands of the generations, wrought iron, in the emotional fire furnace, iron gradually take off the historic "rust", coruscate gives the infinite vitality. From the beginning of the year, the old profession of blacksmith gradually disappeared, and the iron ware was eliminated by the rapids of history. Instead of being replaced by industrial workers, blacksmiths are revolutionizing themselves. The main impetus for the revolution was the renewal of the use of iron products, a big step forward from practicality to ornament, to artistry, and to a more poetic picture. The driving force of the iron products revolution is the artist, and it is because of the participation of the artists that the iron products have gained vitality.

The history of iron art

1. Foreign iron art in Europe, iron products are usually used in the construction field. At the beginning of the middle ages, iron art followed the style of ancient Roman style, and the elegance and solemnity were its artistic characteristics. At the beginning of the 12th and 13th centuries, the iron art was dominated by European gothic art. It was gorgeous in shape, rich in color and pursuit of colorful and colorful effects. 14 to 16 century, break through the Renaissance of illuminative of medieval feudal, pay more attention to humanistic meaning, the culture and art center from the palace to the public, wrought iron adornment craftsmanship is superb, emphasizes the structure surface decoration without performance, luxuriant and sealing effect of the wind. In the 17th century for the European baroque style in an age of baroque break the overall modelling form during the Renaissance, wrought iron in general linear also stressed that the current flow changes at the same time, with the adornment of heavy and complicated and colorful effect, heavy color, match with aureate be sumptuous and coordination. In the 17th and 18th century, the rococo style made the decoration of iron art extremely complicated, asking for the colorful, and began to use a lot of plant patterns." A wave of "modern art movement in the early 19th century, during this period, the ancient Egyptian culture and the mayan culture was excavated and exploration, the pyramids of geometric form, both from the appearance and structure, compared with the traditional European baroque curves, there are obvious differences. 2. The history of Chinese iron art in China is vague and there is no detailed research material, but the blacksmith has a long history. However, China's iron art has always been unable to get rid of the circle of practical purposes. Though in ancient China there is no lack of elegant unsurpassed, wrought iron, such as the tripod with two handles, furnace, etc., the review of the history of the wrought iron in our country, say, one thousand made all apparatus, ancient COINS, or a halberd, but strictly speaking, the real art, wrought iron too small, no more form their own style. With the emergence of iron smelting technology, China iron ware has formed mature technology in han dynasty. During the song dynasty, there were a large number of iron sculptures, with distinctive styles and strong ethnic characteristics, such as the tomb of yue fei in hangzhou, the statue of the qin dynasty, the iron statue of the jin temple in taiyuan and the statue of dengfeng. Formed in the Ming and qing dynasties, wuhu iron painting, can be said to be pure Chinese iron art, so far colorful, become a folk handicraft. Since the early 20th century, the cities of Harbin and Shanghai were populated by European diasporas, so from then on, European iron art spread to China and was digested. Before the middle of the 20th century, iron art flourished in Harbin and Shanghai. For historical reasons, in the 1950s and 1980s, the development of iron art was at a standstill. The re-emergence of iron art was after China's reform and opening up in the 1980s. In China, iron art is introduced into the home decoration, which is based on security considerations -- there are anti-theft doors and Windows to start. At first, the welders used some square tubes of iron and round iron to make a fence according to the customer's requirements. The finished products were really no art. However, its popularity brought an opportunity to the popularity of the iron arts in China. Today, the revival of wrought iron and extensive use, is not a simple history repeat, the special quality of the material and craft, wrought iron itself determines its massiness, of primitive simplicity, valuing the firm soft, pleasing. The fusion of such an extraordinary iron product with Chinese culture will certainly give birth to a rich Chinese nation.

The new wrought iron and iron arts of sex is a very common name. The iron art has a long history, and the traditional iron art is mainly used in the decoration of buildings, homes and gardens. The development of iron arts materials and crafts also has a development process of over 2000 years. Wrought iron as a building decoration art, appeared in the 17th century baroque architectural style prevailing in the early period, has been accompanied by the development of European architectural decoration art, the traditional manual craft products, European craftsmen with the artistic style of of primitive simplicity, elegance, bold and brilliant history, stunning, spread so far.

Wrought iron art,

The traditional, wrought iron can be applied in construction, household, garden decoration, in France, Britain, Italy, Switzerland, Austria and other European countries decoration used very widely, from the royal to the residences, from garden to garden, from indoor stair to outdoor fence, forms and exquisite decoration everywhere. From the aspects of line, shape and color they are, with unique style and is representative of the British and French, wrought iron, and the two countries, wrought iron on the style, the overall image solemn, in the UK, wrought iron, line composition is simple and clear, and France, wrought iron is full of romantic and warm, elegant smell.

Domestic iron art

The traditional, wrought iron can be applied in construction, household, garden decoration, in France, Britain, Italy, Switzerland, Austria and other European countries decoration used very widely, from the royal to the residences, from garden to garden, from indoor stair to outdoor fence, forms and exquisite decoration everywhere. From the aspects of line, shape and color they are, with unique style and is representative of the British and French, wrought iron, and the two countries, wrought iron on the style, the overall image solemn, in the UK, wrought iron, line composition is simple and clear, and France, wrought iron is full of romantic and warm, elegant smel