art theory

student prank with Wang Ziwu 王子武

chickens after Wang Ziwu
Traditionally, the Academy in Beijing invited well-known painters of classical Chinese painting to demonstrate their painting techniques on Saturday mornings. The purpose of the exercise was to give the students an insight into topics such as the structure of the picture, brush and ink techniques of well-known painters. Twice the academy responded to a suggestion from me and since the […]
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when I first met Lu Yanshao 陸儼少

photo of lu yanshao
In the late 1980s I had the chance to study at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing. Traditionally, on Saturday mornings, the Academy invited well-known painters of classical Chinese painting to demonstrate their way of painting. The purpose of the exercise was to give the students an insight into topics such as the structure of the picture, brush […]
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chinese seal carving

antique chinese seal
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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