Who says Chinese literati painters only love the "Four Gentlemen" (Chinese plum blossoms, orchid, bamboo, and chrysanthemum)? Who says that peony flowers always have to look dignified and graceful in literati paintings? Who says that lotus leaves always have to be presented in a fresh and refined style by literati painters?
Some 70 paintings, watercolors, prints, lacquer paintings and mixed-media works by young artists from or based in Wenzhou, Zhejiang province and Jinan, Shandong province, are now on display at Shandong News Art Gallery through Oct 30. Also on show are works by artists from China, Japan and South Korea who won prizes at a youth artist competition.
The Palace Museum in Beijing hopes to hold a joint exhibition with its counterpart in Taipei at the newly opened Hong Kong Palace Museum in the future, said Wang Xudong, director of the museum, which is also known as the Forbidden City, at a news conference on Thursday.
A huge flower basket duly appeared at Tiananmen Square, Beijing, on September 25, six days before China celebrated its National Day. The flower basket has been part of the country's National Day celebrations since 1986.
Exhibition highlights players and moments that shaped the sector.
An exhibition at the Liu Haisu Art Museum in Shanghai, which runs until Sunday, presents the evolution of modern art education in China. Jointly hosted by the Shanghai Academy of Fine Arts and the Liu Haisu Art Museum, An Exhibition of Modern Art Education Context in China is showcasing artworks by 50 20th-century masters, alongside more than 300 copies of vintage textbooks and other historical documents, some of which are on public view for the first time.
Qian Songyan is ranked among the greatest creators of classic Chinese mountain-and-water paintings in the 20th century. His works are in a collection of important museums such as the National Art Museum of China in Beijing, which has mounted surveyed exhibitions of his work.
The ongoing exhibition In the Line of Flight, for Possible Worlds at Deji Art Museum in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, has attracted lots of visitors by offering them a cool experience by mixing art and technology.
Editor's note: A collection of more than 1,700 copies of Chinese paintings and related calligraphy works from the Han Dynasty (202 B.C.- A.D. 220) to the Qing Dynasty (1636-1912) are currently on display at the National Museum of China in Beijing.