Future of Fashion -- 2024 China - UK Fashion and Innovation Symposium held in London

On the afternoon of April 22, 2024, Future of Fashion -- 2024 China - UK Fashion and Innovation Symposium, jointly organized by the School of Design, Central Academy of Fine Arts and the International Fashion Art Network (IFAN), was successfully held at the Fan Museum in London.

Overseas Itinerant Exhibition Held for "The Spirits on Turtle Shells and Cattle Bones: Oracle Bone Script Art Exhibition"

In celebration of the 2024 International Chinese Language Day, the "The Spirits on Turtle Shells and Cattle Bones: Oracle Bone Script Art Exhibition" was held in Cape Town, South Africa, and Nuremberg, Germany. The exhibitions featured 92 and 88 pieces/groups of works respectively, with the aim of fostering a heart-to-heart connection between China and the local nations through the overarching theme of interconnectivity.

Forging a creative time

Is there a link between Ming-style furniture and the sedan car? The idea is improbable, or so it may seem at first. After all, Ming-style furniture dates back to the dynasty that ruled between 1368 and 1644, appearing centuries before the automobile, and is known for its minimalist design, the result of collaboration between intellectuals and master craftsmen, use of precious hardwoods and mortise-and-tenon joinery.

CAFAM Exhibition Preview | Questionings of Painting: A Worldwide Task

The exhibition "The Question of Painting: A Worldwide Topic (Questionings of Painting: A Worldwide Task)” will be held at the Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum (CAFAM) from March 20th to April 20th, 2024. This exhibition invites five artists: Chen Lei, Chen Xi, Dai Zengjun, Wu Xiaohai, and Wang Xiyao, thus forming a timeline that represents three generations of contemporary Chinese painting: the post-60s, 70s, and 90s. The works of the five artists each have their distinctive features, with painting qualities that are open to discussion and topics that can be extended. Those insights are the essence of the research of contemporary Chinese painting.

“Lamia : The Dream Chaser” won the Best Story Award of the 3rd “Beijing-A Global City” Short Video Contest

On December 18th, the 3rd “Beijing-A Global City” Short Video Contest awards ceremony was held at the China Film Museum. Thirty-two entries were awarded first, second, and third prizes, as well as honorable mentions and special awards. The short film "Lamia : The Dream Chaser," featuring our Algerian student Mia, won the "Best Story Award."

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.