Chinese Freehand Brushwork - Art from China Consults Art NAMOC Visits the National Art Museum of Belarus
The exhibition carefully selected 22 Chinese freehand brushworks from NAMOC collections, covering classic works such as Chinese paintings, oil paintings and sculptures, aiming to allow Belarusian audience to appreciate the unique charm and poetic implication of Chinese freehand brushwork, and as efforts to continue communication between the two countries.
From the perspective of vertical history and horizontal cross-media perspective, the exhibition combs the freehand drawing spirit embodied in different styles of paintings and works of different periods. Through the works, the audience could perceive Chinese imaging, traditional flavor and modern form’s complementing each other; the inheritance, transformation, sublimation and extension of the traditional art language used by a few generations of Chinese artists; and the “reliving” of the humanistic spirit in the 5,000-year Chinese traditional context; and the aesthetic realm that was refreshing and free, pure and transparent.
After the opening ceremony, Curator Vladimir invited guests to come to the sculpture Wen Dao, or Asking the Way, introducing to the guests the work, which, according to him, conveys the idea that the two countries' culture “seeks the other party as its mentor for a way of art, the truth of art.” Then the Curator recited the handwritten calligraphy translation of NAMOC Director Wu Weishan’s poem in Russian:
Great peaks stand between heaven and earth,
Streams in high mountains murmur gentle,
Asking saints a thousand years back,
The moment now is most wonderful.
The exhibition will be on display until May 20 and will be presented in Halls 1, 8 and 9 of the National Art Museum of China. (Closed on Mondays)