Quyang stone carving began in Han, Xing Yuyuan, and it was said that Huang Shigong had a “Carving of Heaven”, only to be found in Huangshan (Huangshan is located in a hill in Quyang County, named Huangshan). In the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC – 25 AD), the carvings were flourishing and were praised by the Emperor Wu of Han as the “hometown of carving”. Since then, Quyang stone carvings have entered the glory, the craftsmanship has become more and more exquisite, and the carving artists have come forth in large numbers. The “One Lion and One Ding” carved by the famous carving master Yang Qiong during the Yuan Dynasty was called the eternal art by Kublai Khan. At the end of the Qing Dynasty (AD 1644 – 1911), the artist’s sculptures “Xianhe” and “Ganzhimei” won the second place at the Panama International Art Fair, which made the Quyang stone sculpture famous. From Yungang Grottoes, Leshan Giant Buddha, Dunhuang Grottoes, Wutai Mountain Buddha Statues to Afang Palace, Forbidden City, Yuanmingyuan, Summer Palace and Jinshui Bridge in front of Tiananmen Square, to the Great Hall of the People, the Monument to the People’s Heroes, the Chairman Mao Memorial Hall and other buildings, Quyang is left everywhere. The art of human sculpture. The contemporary Quyang stone carvings are well-known at home and abroad. In 1986, when General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee Hu Yaobang visited Quyang, he was pleased to say “the hometown of carving” and further promoted the development of Quyang carving industry.
The stone carving industry has developed into a modern one. With a qualitative and quantitative leap, the stone carving industry in Quyang County has now developed into an industrial base for export to more than 20 countries around the world. There are thousands of large and small manufacturers with an annual output value of more than 40. Billion, stone carving works are also more widely used, sculptures of various characters in the religious field, decoration of various stone carving products, fountains used in garden landscapes, essays, shaped stone carving products, etc., exported Western characters, furniture Supplies and so on have the shadow of Quyang stone carving works. It can be said that stone carving products have penetrated into all aspects of society, from sculptures as large as tens of meters high, to small stone carvings that can be played in the hands. Every work is Keeping improving, the art value is very high, why is the stone carving works so popular? The stone carving products are not only afraid of the sun, the weather is cold and warm, not afraid of all kinds of pollution, the ancient pollution: the stone is affected by the heavens and the earth, and it is practiced for thousands of years. Cheng, there is a shock house, the role of evil spirits, stone raw materials are also a lot of colorful styles can meet the needs of people of all kinds, the craft is also increasingly mature, can meet people’s higher and higher art.
The history of the development of Quyang stone carving is also a development history of the land of China. The Chinese society has developed to this day. The Chinese dream presented by President Xi has been a step closer. The people of Quyang will also be more eager and step by step. For a better life. Tomorrow, work hard.