Shenzhen Museum highlights xieyi-style oil paintings

July 5, 2022

BEIJING – The Guan Shanyue Art Museum in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, held an exhibition of oil paintings made in the xieyi style every year since 2015, and taken it across the country.

The effort inspired oil artists to incorporate the semi-abstract technique of xieyi (“express meaning”), of classical Chinese painting, in the creation of oil paintings, seeking to present a beauty of expanse and serenity.

Fan Di’an, president of the Chinese Artists Association and chief curator of the exhibition, says the effort to present the xieyi The style of oil painting encouraged more painters to explore the forms and souls of Chinese artistic traditions, and it pushed them further into the embrace of the great nature and realities of life to express in their work the majesty of the country.

The exhibition is part of a diverse program to mark the 25th anniversary of the Guan Shanyue Art Museum and the 110th birth anniversary of Guan Shanyue, a master painter of modern Chinese art.

Tree, by Xin Jianwei. [Photo provided to China Daily]

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Cloud, by Wang Hui. [Photo provided to China Daily]

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Dew mist, by Wang Keju. [Photo provided to China Daily]

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Pisces, by Wang Kun. [Photo provided to China Daily]

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Border, by Wen Zhenfei. [Photo provided to China Daily]

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Snow, by Shen Xinggong. [Photo provided to China Daily]

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Joy, by Gong Lilong. [Photo provided to China Daily]

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