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Chinese Yuanshan Painting Association holds exhibition at Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall
2017中華圓山畫會聯展 國父紀念館盛大展出

Painter Lai Shu-mei’s Signs of Spring.

Photo courtesy of Chinese Yuanshan Painting Association

The 2017 Chinese Yuanshan Painting Association Joint Exhibition, held by the association and the Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, is now open to the public at the De-ming Gallery on the third floor. It ends tomorrow.

The Chinese Yuanshan Painting Association was founded 27 years ago by the renowned artist, Professor Kuo Tao-cheng. Most of its members are professional painters and Kuo’s former students. Although they have all had decades of experience in oil on canvas, and already established themselves in the art scene, they have continued to hold joint exhibitions every year after Kuo passed away, in the hope of passing on his legacy.

Natural scenes are the main subjects of the Chinese Yuanshan painters, who take a realist approach and work en plein air in the spirit of the Barbizon school. For years, the association has promoted the education of oil on canvas in Taiwan and made great contributions to the nation’s art scene.

This year’s exhibition features some of the best paintings by 35 of the association’s members. The paintings cover a variety of subjects, from an old house at the corner of a street and sublime rivers in the mountains to lively crowds in the market, every one of them witness to the lives of the people the painters have encountered, and revealing a sincere love for the land of Taiwan. Years of introspection have made their works rich in meaning and their composition mellowed and enthralling.

All 80 paintings exhibited have been carefully selected as the best examples of each artist’s work. They showcase the artists’ stylistic and technical maturity, as well as their ability to convey profound meaning through simple images. Visitors to the exhibition are sure to be delighted and inspired.(Liberty Times, translated by Tu Yu-an)






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