Good to see Chinese art getting attention in the BBC series “Civilisations“.
The wonderful Mary Beard viewed the Terracotta Warriors in episode 2, and Simon Schama rhapsodised about landscapes, including the the turbulent peaks of Wang Meng, in episode 3. There were good close-ups of the ink work and also some lovely shots of the Yellow Mountains and the Qingbian Mountains.
Qu Leilei is one of the Honorary Presidents of CBPS. His exhibition, A Chinese Artist in Britain, is on until until 15 April 2018, and shows a wonderful range of his work.
Have a look at these photos of how a dog can enjoy Chinese ink! (ignore the adverts).
We are delighted to announce the publication of our new calligraphy book.
This is a step-by-step guide to writing phrases in running script (xing shu). The phrases are suitable to put on landscape and flower-and-bird paintings. We are very grateful to Dr Li Xuzhuang for allowing us to use his elegant calligraphy.
A copy of this book will be free to all members, and will be sent out with the April Newsletter. SO JOIN NOW TO GET THIS GREAT BENEFIT!
You might also like to know that Dr Li has a short course in running script at Missenden Abbey, 9th & 10th June:
From 21 May, Turner Contemporary, Margate, presents exhibitions by Yin Xiuzhen and Duan Jianyu as part of NOW: A dialogue on female Chinese contemporary artists.
The NOW programme includes exhibitions at Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (Manchester), Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (Middlesbrough), Nottingham Contemporary (Nottingham) and Turner Contemporary (Margate), an artist film series at HOME (Manchester) and a symposium hosted by Tate Research Centre: Asia (London).
The art may not be all traditional CBP, but should give an insight into how modern Chinese women see the world.
Dressed to impress: Netsuke and Japanese Men’s Fashion is on until 22 April 2018.
The Chinese Gallery at the British Museum has reopened, with more and new exhibits. The BM will include and rotate different types of objects such as paintings, prints and textiles. The gallery also introduces new research and contemporary objects such as a newly-made lacquer box. 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.