Jin Jun hails from a cross-disciplinary background: Born to an oil painter father, he was introduced to fine arts at a young age. He studied nuclear electronics at Tsinghua University, and transferred to pursue a master's degree in art and design in the United States. Now the vice-dean and professor of School of Design, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Jin has invested much time in the advancement of digital art especially, in recent years, in regenerating classic Chinese art and cultural traditions.
To celebrate the 2023 International Chinese Language Day, "The Way of Type - Modernisation of Chinese Typography" was opened at the Welgemeend Function and Conference Venue in Cape Town, South Africa on April 19, in the afternoon, the local time.
Asia Art Center (Beijing) is honored to announce that the exhibition “2023Chen Qi · Giant River” will be held from April 8th to June 4th, 2023.
In early spring 2023, Xu Bing’s Lecture Series took place at New York University in NYC, the United States. Presented by Xu Bing Studio, International Center for Critical Theory, Department of Comparative Literature, Poetics & Theory, and NYU Center for the Humanities, the Lecture Series was hosted by Professor Xudong Zhang (Comparative Literature and East Asian Studies at NYU), and interpreted by Shiqi Liao (Senior Language Lecturer for the Chinese language). The Lecture Series was conducted in three installments, each providing a deep dive into Xu Bing’s recent works, methodologies, and creative process. Taking place in different classrooms and lecture halls on the NYU campus, every lecture was swarmed with students, scholars, researchers, and keen fans of Xu’s work from inside and outside of NYU. The lectures were also live-streamed, and hundreds attended from around the world.
Fan Di'an, the chairman of China Artists Association and head of Central Academy of Fine Arts, made donations to enrich the collection of a museum in his hometown Pucheng, Fujian province. [Photo provided to China Daily] A county-level art museum will open to the public in September in Pucheng, a historic county in Fujian province and standing at its northern gateway.
In the Song Dynasty, paintings of the "children at play" subject matter were unprecedentedly popular. Why did this genre flourish in this period? What do children play in this kind of painting? Professor Huang Xiaofeng from the Central Academy of Fine Arts shares his views.
When talking about skeletons, what comes to your mind first? The answer is usually death. However, Skeleton Puppet Play by Li Song from the Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279) shows a different image of skeletons. It depicts a scene where an adult skeleton pulls the strings of a puppet, a smaller skeleton. What does this scene mean? Why was this ancient Chinese painting created? Professor Huang Xiaofeng from the Central Academy of Fine Arts shares his views.
The Night Revels of Han Xizai is a top 10 classic among all surviving Chinese paintings. It's attributed to court painter Gu Hongzhong during the Five Dynasties. The painting vividly represents a night party hosted by Han Xizai, a high-ranking official of the Later Tang Dynasty. How's the party like? And why did Gu Hongzhong make such a painting? Professor Fei Jun from the Central Academy of Fine Arts answers these questions.
Why did ancient Chinese artists have such a deep love for landscape paintings? The answer may be found in the most acclaimed work of Fan Kuan, considered the finest painter of this genre from the Song Dynasty. Fan was one of the most famous painters in the Northern Landscape Painting School during this period. The mountains rendered under his brushstrokes were majestic and craggy, different from those presented under the "Southern School," which used smoother lines to portray the elegant landscapes south of the Yangtze River.
Known as a treasure trove of Buddhist art, Dunhuang is a tourist Mecca in northwest China's Gansu Province. Its most representative historical landmark is the Mogao Grottoes, the best known of all China's Buddhist grottoes, and home to a vast collection of exquisite murals and statues.