Chinese Traditional Painting in Contemporary China

12:00pm - 1:00pm / Tuesday 29th May 2018
Type: Seminar / Category: Department / Series: Confucius Institute
  • Admission: Free. Contact lci@liverpool.ac.uk to book.
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The speaker, Mr. Honghai Dai, is a professional artist from the Wenzhou Painting and Calligraphy Institute, China. A well-known national artist, and Director of the Traditional Chinese Meticulous Heavy Color Painting Research Society of the Chinese Artists Association, his works have been selected 27 times by the National Exhibition of Fine Arts and sponsored by the Ministry of Culture and the Chinese Artists Association.

He has won eight national awards, while three of his works have been collected by National museums. In 1992, 1994, 1998 and 2014, he successively designed four sets of national key stamp themes. The first two sets were rated as the Best Chinese Stamps by Japan in 1992 and 1994.

In his lecture, he will discuss the history of Chinese traditional painting, its different styles (in particular Meticulous painting and free-style painting) as well as the features of these two styles. He will also talk about the basic techniques in Chinese traditional painting. The audience will have the opportunity to enjoy some of his representative paintings.