Silk Embroidery The Drunken Beauty

 This silk embroidery is based on an oil painting by a Chinese artist who is expert at blending traditional Chinese art with Western oil painting. It depicts Yang Yuhuan, one of the emperor's beloved concubines in Tang Dynasty. Random stitches are adeptly used and silk threads of different colors are well mixed to simulate the rich colors of the opera dancer's costume.  

Yang Yuhuan invited the emperor to drink with her. But after learning that the emperor wouldn't come because he stayed with another concubine that night, Yang was very sad. She drank alone and danced when she got drunken. 

You can find more information about this silk embroidery at Drunken Beauty


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