Gallery of the Grand Master's Art Works


Impressed by the dragon background very much? I'm sure you are! Actually, it is the official logo of the Great Empire of China. The logo is completely designed by the Grand Master of the Great Empire of China, Xiaoyu Li himself. The logo was created by him on computer with the inspiration from the famous "blue dragon" eaves tile pattern of the Han Dynasty in ancient China. His Holiness Grand Master is very talented in art for sure. :-) Now, if you would like to enjoy a brief tour of the Grand Master Xiaoyu Li's Art Work, please keep going downward. 怎么样?您是不是对这里家页里的龙纹背景留下了很深的印象? 事实上,这个龙纹图案正是帝国国师亲手在计算机上设制的 大中华帝国正式国徽。它的构想源于中国古代汉朝青龙瓦当 图案。不用说,国师似乎还是有点儿“艺术浓胞”的。 :-) 您不妨从下面进一步参观一下大中华帝国国师不甚了了真人 的一些过去的作品。


这是国师新近的“涂鸦”。这个字即是“道”,它代表着 中国传统老庄哲学的最高精神境界。

如果您细看,不知您注意到了上面的特殊效果没有?不过,这可绝不是 在计算机上使用图象处理软件制作的。事实上,这是国师自己发 明的一种书法处理特技,充分利用了中国书画宣纸的独有品质特性。 至于达到这种效果的具体技术细节,这是国师的工艺密秘,您大 约只有扛着束修,拜在国师门下学艺或许才能学得到这项独特的 艺术技法。 :-)

Traditional Chinese Brush Handwritings

Here is one example of the latest Chinese Brush Handwriting works by the Grand Master Xiaoyu Li. The character here represents the word "Dao" (or the "Tao" in the stupid old W-G Phonetic Spelling System of Chinese Language). In Chinese language, this word means "the way" or the ultra spirit of Chinese Taoism philosophy.

Noticed the special effect? However, it was not created electronically on computer. As a matter of fact, it was done by a special processing method invented by Xiaoyu Li. this method has to do with the special property of the Chinese bursh handwriting paper Xuan Zi. As for information on how to achieve this, it is a business secret and you'll have to contact the Grand Master Xiaoyu Li himself with bribes ready in hands, in order to learn the artistic trick. :-)


大约在公元一九九二年左右,国师设计了一套非常有意思的 以毛主席语录为主题的T型衫。这里所展便是其中最好的一件 (事实上,也是这个系列中的第一件)。过去,国师时不常 还颇为自豪地穿出去四处张扬给朋友们看。现在,为了保存 这件不可多得的稀罕物,国师也就不再穿了,只是权且挂在书斋 的墙上作装饰用。

设计的基本构想是把几种有独特风格的汉字字型组合在一 起成为一个美丽的拼图。画面的红色背景图案则为清朝 末代皇帝溥[氵义]的藏书官印,以篆体刻有“宣统御览之宝”几个字, 该印最常见于清宫所藏各种历史书画,上面通常印痕累累 ,覆盖了无数各代皇帝以示据为己有的藏书印。横跨于 这个代表皇权的大印之上,则是四个以“文革”时期常见的手写标 语体大字,粗狂有力地写着毛主席的那条空前绝后的 著名诗句--“不须放屁!”(见《念奴娇·鸟儿问答》)。 左下角则以毛主席那漂亮飘逸的草书签名落款。 老毛本人的草书在进城以后练得相当的炉火纯青,而这句 诗更是有意以粗俗登大雅而快炙人口,表现一种邈视一 切、横扫所有权威的傲气、霸气和反判精神。这几种字 体的组合,使得这件衬衫让人产生一种强烈的视觉感受 和精神上的冲击。

Chairman Mao's Quotation T-Shirt Design

The Grand Master Xiaoyu Li had designed quite a whole set of very interesting T-shirts several years ago in about early A.D. 1992. Here is one of the best (and the first too, in fact) of the designes. He is very proud of it and used to wear around to show off and to impress his friends. Now, in order to preserve the work, he no longer wears it but hangs it on the wall as decoration in his study.

The whole idea of the T-shirt is to present the collage of the beauties of several distingushed writing or printing styles of Chinese characters together. The red pattern in the background is in fact the official royal seal of His Majesty Pu Yi, the Last Emperor of Qing Dynasty, China's last empirical regime in history. Crossing over it, the sentence is one of the most famous quotation of Chairman Mao Zedong's poem. It simply says "Bu Xu Fang Pi!" (literally, "Don't Need To Fart!" in Chinese but actually it is a rude phrase meaning "Stop Talking Nonsense!") forcefully with the writing style found on many Culture Revolution propaganda slogans. At the lower left corner, of course, that's the beautiful handwriting of Mao Zedong. That's the way how he used to do his autography and signatures. His handwriting style of Cao Shu is very good, as famous as his poems. That quotation of Mao is truely a good representation of his rebellious personality of despising any powers and courage to challenge any authorities. All these together make the T-shirt a very powerful symbol that shakes up people's minds as well as opens their eyes.


这里的两幅中国传统水墨画是国师过去闲情逸志较多 时的随便“乱画”,存列于此只是好玩儿而已。老 实说,这大大不如国师小时候的严肃作品。 :-) 只不过放在这里让人们大致领略一下水墨画的独特笔触与风韵而已。 第一幅乃是一棵简简单单的大白菜,大部分见过真迹的的 朋友都比较喜欢这一幅。而另一幅则题为《丑小鸭》,毫无疑问 这幅画得比较“丑”一些。不过,您可要有足够的艺术天份,才 能从“丑”看出其中蕴藏的“美”来。 :-)

Chinese Traditional Brush Painting

Here are two examples of the paintings created by the Grand Master in the past. Both are just quite simple sketches, illustrating some basic nature and style of the Chinese traditional painting. The first one is a cabbage. People who have seen it on the wall at the Grand Master's Palace usually like it the most. The other one is titled as "little ugly duckling". No doubt about it. It is truely a "ugly" one. You have to be gifted in order to enjoy and view beauty from ugliness. :-)

How do you think about them so far? Fantastic indeed? There will be more yet to come. Please stay tuned.

Oh, by the way, if you happen to like them, do not forget sending your praise to the Grand Master. He likes to be flattered very much. :-)