Chinese Painting and Caligraphy Exhibition: A combination of the art and styles | Sunday Observer

Chinese Painting and Caligraphy Exhibition: A combination of the art and styles

Manifestation of mind and heart through the brilliant strokes of ink-soaked brush heals one’s spirit deeply. Painting is an expression which creates peacefulness deep inside our heart that enlighten our insight. Among vivid styles of art, ‘Traditional Chinese Paintings’ is a time-honoured Oriental art which attributes uniqueness.

The uniqueness showcases not only the aesthetic standards, but also the spiritual world of the Chinese.

The notion of sharing these works of art as an ‘Exhibition’ turned into a reality on October 19 at China Cultural Centre in Sri Lanka which lasted till October 21. Chinese Artists such as Chen Baodi, Guo Meicong, Ye Yongcai, Wang Luxia, Ji Qingyuan and Zu E have contributed towards presenting these unique masterpieces to Sri Lankans with the partnership of the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China. This Exhibition is also held as part of Chinese National Day Ceremonies of the People’s Republic of China held in September and October.

The profiles of the artists:

Chen Baodi is a state level 1st class artist whose creativity is expressed through the paintings of flower, fish and bird in liberal style. He is a member of the ‘Artists Association of China’, ‘Beijing Research Institute of Historical Records’ and Wang Xuetao Art institute.

Guo Meicong is a Professor of Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology and the Director of Chinese Painting Teaching and Research Office. Meicong is the first to win the National Chinese Painting Exhibition Excellence Award. This famous flower- and-bird painter is also the author of the ‘Appreciation of Chinese Painting’. In addition, he is a member of ‘Beijing Research Institute of Historical Records’ and the ‘China Artists’ Association’.

Ye Yongcai is the President of Beijing Photographers’ Association and the Vice President of the Beijing Federation of Literary and Art Circles. More than 200 photographs has won prizes in various photography competitions. His works of art have been exhibited as a cultural exchange in countries such as, the United States of America, the United Kingdom, France etc. Yongcai is also a member of Beijing Research Institute of Historical Records.

Wang Lvxia is the Director of Beijing Artists’ Association, Vice President of the Beijing Women Artists’ Association and the Deputy Director of Art Committee of China Culture and Art Development Association. Lvxia is a member of Beijing Research Institute of Historical Records and China Artists’ Association. On the basis of an in-depth study of Traditional Chinese painting, she integrated the Traditional Chinese colour and folk art into the modern concept to form a unique style. Her works have been exhibited in Japan, Canada, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Czech, Finland and France on many occasions.

Ji Qingyuan is a 1st class artist, the Director of Creation Division of Beijing Art Academy and a member of Bejing Research Institute of Historical Records and China Artists’ Association. Qingyuan is also a council member of Beijing People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries. His published works are, ‘Painting Collection of Ji Qingyuan’ and ‘Collections of Chinese Famous Artists’ Works’.

The spectators truly enjoyed the splendid masterpieces which had a deep combination of the artistic stroke styles of the above prestigious artists. Meanwhile, this Chinese art exhibition created a bridge of friendship between two countries. Yet, this is also proof to say that painting is a voyage to another sacred harbour that leads to endless discoveries. 

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