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Actor's talent for painting highlights show

2015-09-07 13:41:51

Actor Zhao Dan (1915-80) was noted for playing the lead in many acclaimed movies, including Street Angel, Crossroads and Lin Zexu. But few know that he was also a skillful painter.

Inheritor of 'Miantang School' showcases his works

2015-08-26 15:56:54

On a display at the Shisheng Temple are some 30 works in the Miantang style, one of the four major schools of Tangka.

Potala Palace paintings preserved

2015-08-25 17:13:36

Five billion pixels are the technological fix for preserving murals in Tibet's Potala Palace. The digitization project is part of ongoing efforts to safeguard temple art throughout the Tibet Autonomous Region.

Thangka painter in SW China's Tibet

2015-08-14 15:13:36

Thangka, a Tibetan scroll-banner depicting various kinds of contents, can be seen in every monastery family shrine in Tibet autonomous region and has become a valuable kind of collection in recent years.

Legendary Monkey King on stamps

2015-08-13 05:00:26

With the recent box office hit Monkey King: Hero is Back, the ancient superhero has returned under the spotlight. Here, we provide some of the most memorable stamps of the superhero from different periods and regions.

Letters of acceptance delight Chinese freshmen

2015-07-30 17:00:23

This year, universities and colleges are putting more effort on letters of acceptance to show their individuality and appeal more to students.

Art of making brushes at risk

2015-01-22 11:10:14

Youngsters unwilling to learn ancient skills needed to produce the traditional pens used in calligraphy.

What did Empress Wu Zetian look like?

2015-01-07 11:16:01

What did Wu Zetian, China's only female monarch, look like in real life? Let's explore the possibilities.

A Cultural Symbol - China's New Year Picture

2014-11-30 13:15:42

The pictures convey people's jubilation and expectations of the coming new year.

Chinese Peasant Painting

2014-11-30 13:15:42

Just as the name implies, Chinese Peasant paintings are created by Chinese farmers or peasant artists.

Decoding Chinese Oil Painting

2014-11-30 13:15:42

Generations of Chinese artists exerted their utmost efforts to transform art from ancient Chinese civilizations into modern works.

Art of Chinese Fans

2014-11-30 13:15:42

The folding fan is also known as the "head-gathering" style of fan because its ends meet together when folded.

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