From "ancient" to "today"
release date: Source: Jinling Evening News
the application for the fourth batch of district level intangible cultural heritage projects in Xuanwu District of Nanjing ended a few days ago, and four district level projects were added that year, including the transmission and extension of Jinshi and the performance skills of Tao Xun. It is learned that this is the first time that the Jinshi transmission project has been approved in the province. This Chinese unique traditional skill of document preservation also has a more modern way of inheritance under the paper brush of Jinling craftsmen
biography, continuation; Tuo refers to the use of paper and ink to hammer out words, images or patterns from cast objects. Therefore, the method is mainly applied to gold and stone artifacts, such as rubbing inscriptions, epitaphs, bronze inscriptions, jade, tiles, etc., so it is called "the art of spreading gold and stone", which has a history of thousands of years. Many famous scholars have compiled rubbings into volumes as important reference books for the study of epigraphy culture
recently, I came to the Xiaoling Museum of Ming Dynasty and visited Nanjing Jinshi news agency, the protection unit of this intangible cultural heritage project. At the entrance of the news agency, several wooden stakes are placed along the foot of the wall, and rubbings with the theme of tree rings and bark are hung on the wall. Every circle of textures and cracks of the trees are clearly visible. According to Wang Hong, President of Nanjing Jinshi news agency, the theme of this group of works is "Silence", which reproduces different fragments of the ancient wood of Zijin Mountain after it passed away. Looking ahead, the rubbings collected in the agency vary in size and color. In addition to traditional rubbings such as inscriptions and bronzes, there are also novel themes such as plants, scissors, coins, pencils, etc
"with the development of photography, scanning and other technologies, the value of extension is not only in its rubbing content, but also in itself a form of artistic expression." Wang Hong said. In his collection, there is a work called "building peace together". The work is mainly based on a rubbings of city bricks engraved with the word "Jinling", with purple February orchids and yellow roses decorated with wood watermarks on the left and right sides respectively. This work with Nanjing characteristics was presented to the queen of Denmark by the Nanjing Municipal People's government last year as a gift that can shorten the time of molding each part, which means that there are many configurations of hydraulic universal testing machines in the market to deepen the friendship between the two places, which "contribute to the construction of a common body of human destiny"
"for this city brick with 'Jinling' inscription, I spent nearly a month with my students." Wang Hong said. At that time, he heard the news of "Jinling brick". After verification, he traced the location of the city brick to the yifengmen area from a report in 2003 in the Jinling Evening News, with photos as evidence. In June last year, Wang Hong led the students to Yifeng gate, and the corresponding photos were searched one by one among thousands of city bricks. Kung Fu pays off. Nearly a month later, one day, the students came with good news and found the "Jinling brick". What impressed Wang Hong was that, for example, the surface was rough, and the location where the bricks were found was only 1 meter away from the place where they were ready to give up
in the next few days, Wang Hong led the students to rubbing the "Jinling brick" on the spot: first attach a layer of rice paper to the city brick, wet it with a wet towel, and then brush it repeatedly with a brown brush to ensure that "the paper is swept into the concave". When the rice paper is dry, dip the ink in the tote and color the rubbing content. In order to experiment with the most suitable paper and ink materials, Wang Hong printed several "Jinling bricks" from front to back, and finally determined the manuscript
after the successful application of Jinshi Chuantuo project, this Post-70s craftsman also began to think more about inheritance. At present, Wang Hong is trying to create his extensive works in the form of thematic sketches. "For example, taking 'City traces' as the theme, rubbing a corner of the ancient bricks of Huizhou architecture; or visiting the local rare trees in Nanjing and rubbing the leaves of each kind of trees." Wang Hong said. Before consulting the manufacturer Jinan Shijin), he also used the theme of "Sun trace" to rubbing the items in a group of urban white-collar commuter bags to show the living conditions of contemporary people with traditional skills. "From 'ancient' to 'present', let traditional skills find more carriers and ways of expression in the contemporary era, and 'live' inherit." Wang Hong said