Recently, a topic about the mascot of the Spring Festival Gala hit the hot search list
The mascot image of the 2024 Spring Festival Gala has been questioned as AI synthesis
The official response: really not fooling everyone
"Long Chen Chen" is not perfect
But it must have been drawn up by the designer
Dragon is a special creature "created" by the ancients
It has a special meaning and totemic image
It permeates every cultural sphere
In the long process of cultural development
It serves as a symbol and a spiritual symbol
The image of the dragon is ever-changing
Different dragons have different images
But the basic thing remains the same
There are many artistic creations around the image of "dragon"
From simple to complex, from abstract to concrete
"Dragon" travels in the long river of history with various gestures
That just born "Long Chen Chen" has what kind of life?
Is it the "direct blood" of the Chinese dragon?
Or an AI-generated cyberson?
Xiao Ann takes you to find out!
"Dragon Chen Chen" belly inspiration
He Zun was unearthed in Jiacun Town, Baoji, Shaanxi Province
It is a bronze ritual vessel cast by the early aristocrat "He" in the Western Zhou Dynasty more than 3,000 years ago
He Zun inscription
The inscription on the body of the statue says "宅兹中国"
It is the earliest known source of the word "China"
The "China" here
It means "the center of the country."
He Zun | Baoji Bronze Museum
Take what respect on the cloud thunder relief
As the "dragon Chen Chen" abdomen symbol decoration
Deconstruct the pattern on He Zun into a dragon ridge structure
Symbolically representing the thick history of "Chinese dragon"
The inspiration for the "Dragon Chen Chen" fin
Gilt Walking dragon of Tang Dynasty exists in Xi 'an Museum
It was supposedly handed over by the heritage store in 1979
Earlier provenance is not available
Tang Dynasty gilt walk dragon small and exquisite
Even a little cute
Lead with confidence
Gilt walk dragon | Xi 'an Museum
The back is serrated and the long tail is pulled back and curled
Fish scales all over the body
Everywhere exudes vigorous vitality
Gilt walk dragon
Gilding the dragon's back and tail
As the inspiration for the "Dragon Chen Chen" fin
Join the scales and extend to the tail
It shows a sense of divinity and elegance
"Long Chen Chen" body design has sources
The nose of the "Long Chenchen" is a reference to the turquoise dragon unearthed at the Erlitou site in Yanshi, Henan Province
The brow and shoulder of "Dragon Chenchen" are inspired by the moire bronze forbidden bronzes unearthed from the Spring and Autumn Chu Tomb in Xichuan Xiasi Temple, Nanyang, Henan Province
The shape of the "Dragon Chen Chen" claw is inspired by the five-clawed golden dragon on the Nine Dragons Wall of the Palace Museum
By this point, it should be clear to everyone
"Long Chen Chen" is not what AI product
It's totally our own baby
It is jointly developed by five centers of Ankang plush toy cultural and creative industry and CCTV Headquarters
And exclusively produced and sold by the center
"Long Chen Chen" series of cultural and creative products
Is also "ready to go"
These factories are hidden in the misty mountains
Out flew one baby dragon after another
Waiting for the dragon year Spring Festival Gala stage appearance
Let's look forward to it!