Exhibition hails timeless landscape genius

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Exhibition hails timeless landscape genius

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Exhibition hails timeless landscape genius


A Landscape Inspired by Shi Tao's Poem. [Photo provided to China Daily]

Li Keran is one of the most important artists in the second half of 20th-century China. He opened up a new realm of aesthetics in Chinese ink traditions. His accomplishments are grounded in a gift for art, a longtime accumulation of Chinese cultural traditions, a broad vision, sensitivity to the changes of time and a passion for life.

A Genius at Landscape , showing at the National Art Museum of China through Tuesday, presents dozens of Li's works, many of which are available for public viewing for the first time. 

Li's landscapes are characterized by thickness of ink, a sharp contrast between light and shadow and the depictions of high mountains rendering their grandeur. 

Also on display are his most popular paintings of buffaloes and cowboys, in which Li created a haven of peace and tranquility.


A Major Peak of Jinggang Mountains.  [Photo provided to China Daily]



A Shelter from Summer Heat by Lotus Pond .  [Photo provided to China Daily]



A statue of Li Keran by Wu Weishan on show.  [Photo provided to China Daily]



After Rain . [Photo provided to China Daily]



Cricket Fighting.  [Photo provided to China Daily]



Rafts in the Woods.  [Photo provided to China Daily]



Spring.  [Photo provided to China Daily]



Wanxian County.  [Photo provided to China Daily]



Wenchang Tower, Summer Palace.  [Photo provided to China Daily]



Wu Gorge.  [Photo provided to China Daily]


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1  seeder  Buzz of the Orient    2 months ago

I reduced the images to fit the screen, but to see the greater detail, the full size images (you will have to scroll them) can be found by clicking on the SEEDED CONTENT link, which will take you to the original source article.

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2  Kavika     2 months ago

This is totally new to me and it's quite enjoyable. 

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2.1  seeder  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kavika @2    2 months ago

As explained in the article, the artist uses the thickness of the ink to depict images.  I've seen many styles of putting ink on paper by Chinese artists.  I once watched an artist put ink on his palm, and then press it to paper to make amazingly clear pictures of mountains.


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