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Hail Luo Ping! 18th Century Visionary Painter and PoetJune 17, 2021
Luo Ping, Freud’s Godfather, proclaims, ‘kill or be killed…’ but of course Luo Ping’s subtler than this, he only suggests what’s in his ‘unconscious’ mind. Sigmund Freud uncovered our powerful unconscious instincts about: life and death; love and...
The Eighth Wonder of the World: Terracotta ArmyJune 16, 2021
When people mention the terracotta army, the first thing that comes to mind is the phrase “the eighth wonder of the world”. It is a symbol of China’s thousands of years of culture. The First Emperor’s terracotta army...
The Mysterious Zodiac Project: Ai Weiwei Animal Heads ExplainedJune 15, 2021
The Zodiac Project is Ai Weiwei’s first major public sculpture. The famous Chinese artist recreated the famous twelve bronze animal heads that once adorned the Zodiac Fountain in Yuan Ming Yuan, the Old Summer Palace, in Beijing. Cast...
Contemporary Art. Made in China.June 14, 2021
Chinese art is booming. The country has been experiencing a major economic uplift for more than a decade and you can feel that in the art world too. China has more artists than ever, and they claim that...
Painting of the Week: Venerable Celestial BodhirumaApril 25, 2021
Imperial Chinese art has a long history stretching through many dynasties and many centuries. Many social, political, and economic factors have caused Chinese art to evolve and change over the millennia. However, one of the strongest factors with...
Pan Yuliang: The Queen of Self-PortraitsMarch 20, 2021
Pan Yuliang’s works are a celebration of her Chinese heritage and feminine selfhood. Born in Yangzhou, Jiangsu Province as Chen Xiuqing Pan (1895–1977) was orphaned at the young age of 14 and was adopted by her maternal uncle...
Celebrating Chinese New Year: Which Ox Would You Choose?February 12, 2021
Chinese New Year or the Spring Festival celebrates the beginning of a new year based on the lunisolar calendar. In 2021, the first day of the Chinese New Year falls on February 12, the Year of the Ox....
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