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Wang Lianming: Chinese Fountain of the Ming and Qing Dynasties–From a Western zoetrope picture from a collection in Kobe

Wang Lianming: Chinese Fountain of the Ming and Qing Dynasties–From a Western zoetrope picture from a collection in Kobe

He initiated this lecture by introducing an exquisite Western zoetrope picture in a collection in Kobe, then gradually led to the discussion of the metaphors of water and “fountain”(shuifa) in the context of traditional culture...
Zhang Qiqun: Why Did the Qin & Han People Believe in Yin-Yang and the Five Elements?

Zhang Qiqun: Why Did the Qin & Han People Believe in Yin-Yang and the Five Elements?

During the lecture, Prof. Zhang started from the historical background of Yin-Yang and Five-element theory in the Qin and Han dynasties. By quoting the historical accounts that remained from ancient times, he demonstrated & expounded the relationship between the ancient Chinese astronomy...
Chen Xi: The Situation and Choices of Paintings Proceeding Through the Contemporary

Chen Xi: The Situation and Choices of Paintings Proceeding Through the Contemporary

From the trend of chasing the Western modernism in the early years to the present diverse and open creative expressions in the art world, Chen Xi has always used painting to participate in and experience the art world. And also she has different understandings and strategies...
Naren Barfield: The essence of design is the value to improve this world

Naren Barfield: The essence of design is the value to improve this world

Naren Barfield, Deputy Vice Chancellor and Provost at Royal College of Art, was invited to deliver a speech themed on “Collaboration: the Future of Global Citizenship” at the symposium. CAFA ART INFO took this opportunity to interview him about his impression of development in Chinese design as well as his suggestions for young designers.
Sheila Levrant de Bretteville: Design is about creating a dynamic style

Sheila Levrant de Bretteville: Design is about creating a dynamic style

The International Symposium of “Chinese Design 40 Years – Experience and Model” has brought together several generations of famous designers and masters and 25 famous experts & scholars in design and design education at home and abroad. CAFA ART INFO took this opportunity to interview with Sheila Levrant de Bretteville.
Olafur Eliasson: Your Engagement has Consequences

Olafur Eliasson: Your Engagement has Consequences

On the occasion of Olafur Eliasson’s solo exhibition entitled “The unspeakable openness of things” being shown at the Beijing Red Brick Art Museum, the artist Eliasson was invited to give a lecture at the Central Academy of Fine Arts on the afternoon of March 25, 2018, to explain the relationships among artworks and artists, audiences,...
Sheng Wei: Lu Chen’s Views on the West and Modernity

Sheng Wei: Lu Chen’s Views on the West and Modernity

The modernization of Chinese paintings and the views on Western art are the most thought-provoking part of Lu Chen’s art and his artistic thoughts, and he has a basic judgment and practice direction for this topic: “the marriage of distant relatives”. Although it is not a completely new argument – in the Republic of...
Fan Di’an: Preface for the “Echo of Civilization” series III: “Portraits of the Times”

Fan Di’an: Preface for the “Echo of Civilization” series III: “Portraits of the Times”

In the long history of art development for each nation, the portrait is an important category in art creation, which is not only a visual communication that captures the shape and spirit of the figure, depicting the figure’s character, and performing the spiritual features of the figure, it also becomes a visual...
Jiang Jie: It is Important for Contemporary Sculpture to Communicate Ideas

Jiang Jie: It is Important for Contemporary Sculpture to Communicate Ideas

During the exhibition, CAFA ART INFO interviewed Prof. Jiang Jie from the Department of Sculpture of the Central Academy of Fine Arts, who started from the concept of the work, the relationship between contemporary sculpture and traditional sculpture, the difference between sketching and creation...
Ma Gang: “It is a Novel Hidden in a Portrait”

Ma Gang: “It is a Novel Hidden in a Portrait”

Ma Gang, Director of the Thematic Arts Creation and Research Center in China and an artist, who shared his experience of leading a team to Xinjiang to draw a portrait of a model worker and the thoughts on the issues of portraits and thematic creation, when he was interviewed by CAFA ART INFO, he elaborated...
Jin Shangyi: Drawing Portraits for Chinese People

Jin Shangyi: Drawing Portraits for Chinese People

The basic problem determines the artistic level. He has been painting for decades, which has always been to lay the foundation for oil painting. Until now, he is still studying the basic problems of modeling, color, thickness, abstract beauty and hue. If he is asked what he has achieved, he thinks he has taken over...
Yu Hong: Portraits of Oil Painting Require to be Gazed at, In Addition to an External Form

Yu Hong: Portraits of Oil Painting Require to be Gazed at, In Addition to an External Form

As one of the most famous female artists in China, Yu Hong, an artist who teaches at the Department of Oil Painting of CAFA, has been focusing on the observation, reflection and creation of a social life and people of the time. It features the “Red Child” at the exhibition, which uses her daughter as...