Exhibition celebrates intellectual sculptor

Share This Post

Hsiung Ping-ming was born in Nanjing and lived in France for 55 years until his death. He taught Chinese culture, philosophy and calligraphy for decades at the Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilizations of the New Sorbonne University in Paris. He also drew, painted and made sculptures with great passion. His artworks show the influence of the modern art movements prevailing in Europe, and revealed the scope and depth of the studies he carried on in Chinese literature, philosophy and calligraphy, leveraging his artworks to new philosophical heights.

"The Returning Sculptor", an exhibition at the National Art Museum of China running through May 11, commemorates the 100th anniversary of Hsiung's birth. It gathers more than 150 artworks from his oeuvre, transmitting a charisma, tenderness and modesty and the open mind of his scholarly pedigree. The exhibits are from separate donations by Hsiung's family and C.N. Yang, the Nobel Prize-winning theoretical physicist and a lifelong friend of Hsiung since they were 7 years old.

Follow Chinafolk.org on Twitter and Facebook to join the conversation.
ChinaNews App Download
spot_img

Related Posts

Concert held in New Zealand featuring Chinese cultural elements

A concert held at Auckland Town Hall on Thursday night impressed the New Zealand audience with classic Chinese musical works.

Beijing jazz festival concludes

The 2022 Taihu Jazz Festival, a popular cultural event in Beijing, concluded on Wednesday night.During the five-day event, nearly 100 musicians from over 10 jazz bands presented a musical feast for the audience, including the premiering of a number of original works.

Namibia singers ready to represent Africa at World Choral Expo

Namibian singing group Collective Singers will embark on their journey to represent Africa at the World Choral Expo in Lisbon, Portugal from Sept. 3 to 7.

Shanghai Disneyland to host new 'Avatar' exhibition

Shanghai Disney Resort in collaboration with James Cameron and Jon Landau's Lightstorm Entertainment and Disney Location-Based Experiences, announced on Thursday that "Avatar: Explore Pandora," an immersive exhibition inspired by the highest-grossing film of all time "Avatar," will open in Shanghai Disneyland from Sept. 22, 2022 to March 2023. This will be the first Avatar-themed touring exhibition to be hosted in a Disney Park worldwide.

Beijing Fashion Week 2022 lights up traditional cultural landmarks

Beijing Fashion Week 2022 raised its curtain on Thursday with the fashion show "Night of Fashion Aesthetics" staged at Wangfujing Street, an iconic commercial strip in the Chinese capital.

Self-portrait exhibition gives an intriguing picture

Fifty self-portraits by well-known artists is being showcased in a 10-exhibition series in Shanghai.The series, presented by the Uffizi Galleries, Florence, Italy, ranges from Renaissance masters such as Italian painters Raphael and Titian, and Flemish Baroque painter Rubens to contemporary figures like Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama and Chinese multidisciplinary artist Cai Guoqiang.
- Advertisement -spot_img