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Chinese wood carving experiencing a renaissance

2018-02-24 15:07:12

Hu Xianmin is in the midst of carving the scenes of a famous oil painting onto a piece of teakwood the length of a snooker cue.

Art with a message

2018-01-30 07:45:40

An exhibition of works by Xu Beihong (1895-1953) celebrates his life and how he encouraged people to strive for independence and righteousness.

Ancient painter Chen Rong's Six Dragons on show

2018-01-29 10:05:10

NAMOC's exhibition of a selection of flower-and-bird paintings show works created by both ancient painters and modern masters, such as Qi Baishi, Xu Beihong and Pan Tianshou.

New show examines noted scholar's sense of isolation

2018-01-25 09:04:34

Lonely at the Top, a commemorative exhibition currently running at the Tsinghua University Art Museum through May 4, is a retrospective review of the academic and spiritual contributions Wang Guowei made to Chinese scholars over several generations.

New show sees artist sketching out his own path

2018-01-25 08:44:59

Painters normally make sketches as preliminary studies for the completion of a major artwork. But Ye Qianyu (1907-95), an important artist and educator in the field of 20th-century Chinese art, said sketching not only helped him to build his imagination, but also regarded it as "an independent form of art".

Calligraphy show underlines beauty of Hubei

2018-01-24 09:04:31

Hubei province in Central China boasts a long history and a glorious cultural heritage, which continues to nurturing contemporary artists working in traditional art forms. Among them is Ge Changyong, an established calligrapher whose works have been exhibited at home and abroad.

Colors of creation

2017-10-04 07:57:51

Mention traditional Chinese painting and many people will think of the ink-wash type, which mainly uses ink and water to depict objects of different shades, from black to gray and white.

Scripting a new record

2016-05-10 07:32:42

A letter that a famed scholar wrote about 1,000 years ago is expected to yield hundreds of thousands of yuan at an upcoming Beijing auction.

Ink works from Haipai school of painting on display

2016-04-28 14:40:17

A selection of the Shanghai Yuyuan Garden's collection of Chinese ink paintings is now on show at Beijing's Yiheyuan Summer Palace.

Spring plowing revealed in Mogao Grottoes

2016-03-19 08:54:21

A set of murals, including a mural featuring busy people conducting spring plowing during the Tang Dynasty (AD 618-907) at Mogao Grottoes.

Dunhuang grotto paintings feature festival

2016-03-10 16:10:18

Dunhuang Research Academy has released a series of photos of grotto paintings that depict the celebration of the Longtaitou Festival.

Lantern Festival in the Chinese paintings

2016-02-22 07:00:00

During the Lantern Festival, ancient Chinese people go out at night to temples carrying paper lanterns. Nowadays the festival lanterns are not as popular as they once were in ancient times, but Chinese painters preserve these traditions in their paintings.

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