Find inspiration in these Japanese prints of snowy scenes in the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge. (Click on the menu on the left and then scroll down to see them all).
Oriental art on display in museums and galleries world-wide and particularly in USA. Click and dream!
For example, Mountains at the Met. You can see all the paintings on this link, even if you can’t get to New York.
An exhibition of John Thompson’s well-known 19th century photos of China, at the Russell-Cotes House & Gallery, until Sunday 2 June 2019. Plus some Chinese artefacts collected by the Russell-Coates. There is a related book for sale there.
The 2018 CBPS AGM was a great success! Knuston Hall gave us a warm welcome and plenty of good food. The AGM business was conducted with good humour, and Louisa Yuen brought lots of interesting papers, brushes and books.
The three workshops from CBPS member teachers were excellent!
Kaili Fu captured the spirit of the lotus in literati style on xuan, with a hovering dragonfly.
Maggie Cross was inspired by an African safari with Jane Dwight to paint dramatic leopards and lions on mulberry paper.
Her innovative use of a large hake brush to model the body or form the lion’s mane really inspired us to be bold!
Dr Xuzhuang Li shared three new phrases with his unique step-by-step guide to running script. He explained the different calligraphy scripts – the photo shows the seal script for “dragon” – and the characteristic strokes for running script.
After the AGM, Anne Haworth’s fascinating talk on The Phoenix at the Fall of the Empire, illustrated with copious slides, combined detailed knowledge and human interest to compare the lives of three Empresses of the Qing dynasty, including the formidable Cixi, and the melancholy Wan Rong, balanced between archaic and modern worlds.
Barbara, Marion and Pauline also provided relaxing craft sessions in the evening, which were much enjoyed.
The Chinese Gallery at the British Museum will include and rotate different types of objects such as paintings, prints and textiles. It includes a digital version of the rarely-displayed Admonitions Scroll.
The Chinese Jade gallery has also been refurbished, with some exquisite new items.
The Percival David collection of Chinese ceramics remains well worth a visit.