To complement the freehand figures in our July 2023 Newsletter, Peng has shared a few videos featuring contemporary figure painter Fan Zeng 范曾.
- Some of his paintings.
- Videos 1, 2, 3 .
- Fan Zeng’s painting of Laozi – and a connection to Stephen Hawking!
- Interview and a portrait of Einstein! Plus an insight into how Rong Bao Zhai recreates paintings by woodblock printing. They seem to have published at least one book of his work.
- The Huntington has a Chinese Garden, and has made podcasts of a conference on Chinese garden scholarship: interesting, though it is frustrating that we can’t see the images mentioned.
- Angela loves Chinese gardens – including a few outside China.
Liang Kai (Song dynasty) painted the Sixth Chan Patriarch Chopping Bamboo – wonderfully expressive brushwork! Strangely, the sound of chopping bamboo is a thing on the internet, including two whole hours of it! Different sounds of bamboo – bamboo musical instruments worldwide.
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