Afghanistan found that one of the world's most ancient oil paintings, combine the Chinese painting style

10/05/2013 15:30

Afghanistan found that one of the world's most ancient oil paintings, combine the Chinese painting style

Xinhua Beijing, Jan. 28 (Reuters) is responsible for the oil painting repair of Afghanistan ancient frescoes, Japanese researchers report they in Afghanistan's bamian valley cave found nearly 14 centuries ago the world's most ancient paintings, before the discovery overturns the consensus on the origin of oil painting.

The taliban blew up in 2001 to let the bamiyan valley is famous oil painting reproductions all over the world's two giant Buddha. Japan, Europe and the United States team of scientists together to repair damaged in the bamiyan valley cave murals, but found that the mural cheap oil painting in about 650 AD, is the world art history the first to use oily coating work.

Some of cave murals painted thousands of Buddha dressed in scarlet robes, sitting cross-legged Buddha, head of hair and nobility is delicate. Crouching on other murals, eye like, or clever monkey around other sacred creatures of palm leaf. Indian and Chinese painting style, painting fusion is likely to be trudging along the silk road of the artist's work.

According to media reports, in Los Angeles, the getty conservation institute 53 samples of selected from the murals are analyzed. Gas chromatography was used to study researchers oil painting found that among them 19 samples using oil paint.

Japan's national institute for cultural property of an expert on the media said: "the earth the mural on the wall with different paints, skilled, I feel appreciate is 14 or 15 th-century Italy medieval paintings."

Creator when drawing with the theme of Buddha painting using portrait painting a kind of organic matter as a glue: it consists of natural resin, plastic plant, drying oil, and animal protein, until now the glue is the important component of oil painting. Can this adhesive glue pigment, a thin coating become sticky, preserved the paintings.

Researchers are trying to through the efforts of the international community to repair these murals, to save the bamiyan valley survived the cultural heritage