Free-of-charge exhibition held to spread Chinese traditional culture
Calligraphy works and paintings.
CHONGQING (CQNEWS) -- The “2018 Spring Chinese Calligraphy Works and Paintings and Traditional Culture Exhibition” opened at the Chongqing Working People’s Cultural Center on April 25. Planned by the respected Mr. Li Laiyuan, a famous art critic, painter and professor at Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, the Exhibition displays the traditional culture in various forms such as calligraphy and paintings, traditional Chinese medicine, Han Chinese clothing and tea ceremony.
The dancers in Han Chinese clothing dance nimbly to the music in the performance hall on the first floor, creating a feeling like the ancient times. In the exhibition hall on the second floor, the vivid flowers, birds, fish and insects, figures with different postures and vigorous calligraphy works are so fascinating that they get the attention of many visitors.
“More than 30 people participate in the exhibition and over 100 calligraphy works and paintings are displayed,” said the 85-year-old Li Laiyuan “The participants come from the professional painters and also amateurs ranging from the aged and also the younger. We don’t stress academic nature. Art belongs to everyone.”
Gong Xi, as one of the curators, also participated in the exhibition with his own work Steel Roses. As a guest professor at the Design Art School of Chongqing Technology and Business University, Gong Xi served as the chief planner in the large-scale wall painting for the Xiaolonglan and Lieshimu stations of Line 1. “Flowers, birds, fish and insects are the leading roles in this exhibition with a few paintings of figures. That’s why I display the Steel Roses here.” said Gong Xi.
In addition to traditional Chinese calligraphy and paintings, tea ceremony, traditional Chinese medicine, Han Chinese clothing and chess are also can be seen on the exhibition. The Exhibition will continue to the early May free of charge. Gong Xi said, “I hope more young people could come and know our broad and profound traditional culture.” (Translated by Xu Mengmiao, Fathom Language Limited)