This collaboration between the influential scholar, curator and artist Zheng Shengtian and the highly regarded calligrapher Wang Donglin is the first time that they have worked together although they have formed close ties through their long-standing affiliation with the China Academy of Art in Hangzhou.
The paintings in this exhibition offer a fascinating glimpse into the private world of these scholar-painters.
It was held at CAFA Art Museum on March 21, the last day of Zhu Naizheng's Solo exhibition there.
It has a critical feature that Zhu Naizheng, a famous oil painter with a high calligraphy skill, is combining oil painting and Chinese calligraphy.
One of its highlights is the new work acclaimed Chinese artist Xu Bing is creating for the exhibition.
Using his Square Word Calligraphy, Xu Bing transcribes poems by Robert Frost and the 8th-century Tang Dynasty poet Wang Wei, as well as Bob Dylan lyrics and children’s nursery rhymes
Her three-dimensional interpretation of traditional calligraphy creates multilayered compositions incorporating elements from a wide range of writing styles and eras.
YI, and what YI means to Shao Yan, need further and more detailed illustrations. The emptiness, spirit, void, tranquility, oblivious of self, simplicity, trance, detachment, nature and all other features in Shao Yan’s art are all components of YI, and the sum total of them, is what I call the unrestrained, free and natural style....
Taking a leading role in China's fine arts education, the School of Chinese Painting adopts a studio system and its teaching approach as "mixing up imitation, drawing and creation".