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  • Leaf & Insects

    Leaf & Insects Qi Baishi (1864 - 1957) He was originally named Qi Huang, also known as Baishi Shanren. In 1927, he achieved a unique style called ""carrying out reform at an advanced age."" Qi bird-and flower paintings became quite popular. He would draw insects with extremely fine and meticulous brushwork, yet he was also accomplished at simple, free sketch-style composition. . Fish, shrimp, and crabs, were Qi's most common subjects. By experimenting with different shades of ink and adding water to the painted surface, Qi was able to portray the transparency of water-dwelling animals in a fresh and lively manner. Qi devoted his life to praising nature, life and peace and to awakening the human conscience. In 1955, he was honored with the International Peace Award, and in 1962 he was named one of the Ten Cultural Giants of the World.

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  • BuddhisatvaGuanyin

    BuddhisatvaGuanyin Zhang Daqian (1899 - 1983) He was a native of Nei~chiang, Szechwan. At the age of 21 he studied under Tseng Hsi and Li Jui-ching. Beginning with a free-hand style and progressing to meticulous brushwork, he developed the ability to move between these techniques with complete master, in 1941 he traveled to DunHuang where he spent two years and seven months copying wall paintings. Here he studied traditional coloration and line drawing methods, being particularly moved by the grand scale and complex layout of the high Tang style. Chang traveled widely in Europe and America, where he came into contact with the art in the West. This spurred a sea change in his methods of painting, and he created unique splashed-ink and splashed-color styles, expanding the potential of plane surfaces and coloration. In his later years, he combined splashed ink and splashed color with the masterly texture strokes and liberation of his early years to form a new synthesis. Reveling in freedom and unpredictability, Chang's work created a whole new style of Chinese painting.

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  • Landscape

    Fu Baoshi (1904 - 1965) He was bom in Xinyu, Jiangxi Province. He is a Chinese painter and an art historian. He was one of the last great literati or amateur-scholar painters in China, and formed a link between the traditional elite literati painters and the new artists of the 20th century. He also combined traditional methods with Western techniques and concepts, which earned him the respect of admirers of the classical tradition, as well as popularity with those of modern expression. Fu is particularly renowned for his landscape paintings, in which he introduced new methods of depicting mountains, and for his images of people.

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  • Water Buffalos

    Li Keran (1907 - 1989) He was born in Xuzhou, Jiangsu Province. His artistic education commenced in 1929 when he entered the Research Section of the Hangzhou State Xihu Art College. He learned oil painting from a French artist In 1931, he joined the 'August One Art Association,' which was disbanded by the Kuomintang government. He worked as a teacher at the Beiping State Art Institute from 1946 on, and for more than ten years, studied traditional Chinese painting with masters such as Qi Baishi and Huang Binhong. He was appointed as a professor at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in 1949. As an expert in landscape painting, Li made great contributions to the reform of traditional Chinese landscape painting.

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  • Tea Taste

    Li Keran (1907 - 1989) He was born in Xuzhou, Jiangsu Province. His artistic education commenced in 1929 when he entered the Research Section of the Hangzhou State Xihu Art College. He learned oil painting from a French artist In 1931, he joined the 'August One Art Association,' which was disbanded by the Kuomintang government. He worked as a teacher at the Beiping State Art Institute from 1946 on, and for more than ten years, studied traditional Chinese painting with masters such as Qi Baishi and Huang Binhong. He was appointed as a professor at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in 1949. As an expert in landscape painting, Li made great contributions to the reform of traditional Chinese landscape painting.

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Shen Yun 2017 Australia Tour

Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra

The Collection of Renowned Contemporary Chinese Painters and Calligraphers' Works Exhibition

The"2004 Chinese New Year Exhibition of Original Painting and Calligraphy by 19th and 20th Century Chinese Masters" Is Held in Sydney