How do you update an ancient art tradition? With Photoshop, of course.
New media artist Yang Yongliang was classically trained in Chinese painting and calligraphy from a very young age but uses digital tools to capture that time-tested aesthetic. View the amazing results in the video above.
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Song Wenzhi (1919-1999, Taicang, Jiangsu Province) studied advertising art in Shanghai when he was young. Later he became a student of Wu Hufan ( 吳湖帆 ), a master of Chinese calligraphy and painting and a renowned connoisseur and collector.
After having studied at the Suzhou Art Training Institute, he taught at secondary schools and normal universities. He joined the Jiangsu Province Traditional Chinese Painting Studio in 1957. Song Wenzhi studied classical Chinese painting techniques of the Four Wangs ( 四王 王時敏、王鑒、王原祁、王翬 ), Western perspectives and color theories, and paintings of Picasso, Monet, Van Gogh, and etc.
Song was a director of the Chinese Artists Association, and a vice-chairman of its Jiangsu Branch. Many of his works have been included in international collections.
Important Art of New China 1949-1979 (China Guardian Auction Catalogue 1997, Beijing)
Chen Lusheng, Xin Zhongguo meishu tushi – 1949-1966 [The Art History of the People's Republic of China - 1949-1966] (Beijing: Zhongguo qingnian chubanshe, 2000) [in Chinese]
Michael Sullivan, Modern Chinese Artists — A Biographical Dictionary (Berkeley, etc: University of California Press, 2006)
Zhongguo meishuguan (ed.), 中国美术年鉴 1949-1989 (Guilin: Guangxi meishu chubanshe, 1993)
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City is home to the finest collection of Chinese masterpieces of any museum outside of China. Produced for Public Television by Great Museums TV.
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The Chinese Art Channel explained in Plain English, for English Speaking People.
Someone recently complained to me that most Chinese Art Channels on YouTube are all in full spoken Chinese. “What use is this to me. It’s useless. I speak English like everyone else in the West.”
This is a dilemma and a short-sightedness of those irresponsibly handling what is supposed to be an international arena of shared leisure and spiritual pass-time but moreover, a way of life. on the other hand, you can at least watch the method, though I admit, many Chinese Art videos spent long periods of time explaining things about the brush, its handling and so on, for long long periods of time, all in full blasting Chinese.
I am as clueless as anyone else when it comes to such education but at least the Chinese can benefit from this. I hope anyway. There are many languages in China. The on commonality is the Written language.
Chinese Bamboo Painting Education for English Speaking Students.
A little lesson in Bamboo Representation in China. I ama lways intrigued with the degree of variance one can find even in spontaneous painting Chinesewise with bamboo.
It is singularly one of the most painted plants of China.
Here is lesson TWO about the Symbology and attitude towards Chinese Bamboo.
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