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chinese seal carving

The Essence of Chinese Painting Part 4. Chinese seal carving.

Chinese painting is closely related to the art of seal cutting and, of course, above all to calligraphy. These 3 genres have not only mutually fertilized each other over the centuries.

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Zha Shibiao album leaf

A simple picture and yet a treasure – ZHA Shibiao

Small album sheet by the artist Zha Shibiao that looks very simple at first glance and only shows its charm and mastery when we take some time for a closer look and reflection.

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China Report 50 years diplomatic relations

article by me in the China Report

The “China Report” # 179 is dedicated to the 50 years of diplomatic relations between Austria and China. As it is a special anniversary, the authors are particularly prominent in this issue. Austrian President van der Bellen, Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang, former Austrian and Chinese ambassadors, Federal Chancellor Kurz, to name just a few, wrote contributions on the occasion.

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graphic for chinese art theory articles

art theory

At regular intervals I try to analyze various aspects of Chinese painting, its philosophy, concepts, techniques, etc. on the basis of short contributions. I studied Chinese art, lived in China for 5 years, studied at the Central Academy of Fine Arts and wrote my dissertation on Chinese free-hand style painting.

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landscape after Brecht poem Reminiscence of Marie A.

painting about a love poem

Lately I’ve started some work on clouds. The point is not to represent different cloud formations true to nature, but to give the clouds a meaning that goes beyond “being a cloud”. Poem by Berthold Brecht.

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