Lu Zhengyuan’s public art installation won the Gold prize of IDA2023

Recently, IDA 2023 winners have been announced. Prof. Lu Zhengyuan’s public art installation Empty·Theater won the Gold Prize in Cultural Architecture Design/Installation.

Culture Beat: 'Emerging Within the Wild' at CAFAM

A new exhibition at Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum (CAFAM), Emerging Within the Wild, is a new experimental project, which explores not only physical space, but also mental space. 

Horizons & Proximities——Yuan Yuan Oil Painting Exhibition Unveiling Soon

The exhibition "Distant and Close Perspectives – Yuan Yuan Oil Painting Works" will open at 3:00 p.m. on December 17, 2023, at 798 Art Bridge Gallery.

The 360 "Quick Sketch" works on 360 sheets of A4 paper from CAFA made their debut at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp.

On November 30th, the joint exhibition "Art Bridge: From Antwerp to Beijing and Back Again," co-hosted by the Central Academy of Fine Arts and the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, opened at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, Belgium. The exhibition featured 360 works created by students from the Central Academy of Fine Arts through spontaneous and timed improvisation. The artworks were uniformly executed on A4-sized paper, showcasing diverse creative techniques, artistic styles, and technical approaches.

Prof. Shen Hongbiao has been awarded the honorary medal for artists by Mongolia

On November 22, 2023, Professor Shen Hongbiao from the Sculpture Department of the Central Academy of Fine Arts was awarded the "Mongolian Artist Honorary Medal" by the President of the Mongolian Artists Association, Gangbatu, at the Mongolian Artists Association in Ulaanbaatar. Professor Shen Hongbiao is the fifth artist in history to receive this prestigious honor.

Introducing a Character Recognition Picture Book on Oracle Bone Inscriptions, Crafted by a Central Academy of Fine Arts Team Over 3 Years

Oracle Bone Inscriptions are primitive "pictographic characters," resembling the childhood appearance of Chinese characters and serving as a natural bridge between pictures and Chinese characters. Oracle Bone Inscriptions fully demonstrate the characteristic of ancient Chinese characters as ideographic characters "expressing meaning through form."

Wang Chuan X NOW | When Urban fashion meets Art

An attention-grabbing collaboration among artists, cultural institutions, and a fashion brand has brought to life a vibrant fusion of traditional Chinese culture and contemporary fashion streetwear.

Why did many Song-dynasty paintings depict children at play?

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.

【China in Poetry and Painting】The 'living landscapes' of a Song Dynasty masterpiece

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.

Dunhuang murals on stage: A juxtaposition of ancient charm and modern vigor

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.