continuity

One of the most important tenets of  Chinese Art  is ‘continuity’.  A potter is  highly  respected  if

he  could  copy  the  works  of  his  master  to  such  extraordinary   likeness   that   one   cannot

differentiate between his work and that of his master’s. Likewise his master would win praises

for his generosity in imparting his knowledge and skills to his disciple  to  such  a  degree  that

not only his disciple is now at par with him  in  skill  and  creativity,  continuity  is  assured  even

when he dies. From there on, his disciple would be encouraged to develop newer styles under

the watchful eye of his master and that is how  Chinese  Art sustains and  evolve.  Hence  also,

there is no such thing called ‘fakes’ in Chinese Art. Only new or old.

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