Combining the essence of traditional and modern Chinese painting techniques, paintings that are excellent examples of the Lingnan School style on exhibition at the Guan Shanyue Art Museum featuring elegant ladies, various landscapes and modern cityscapes are attracting numerous enthusiasts.
Lingnan is a geographic area covering Guangdong, Guangxi, Hunan, Jiangxi and Hainan. Since the late 19th century, the Lingnan School of painting has exerted tremendous influence on the painting development of the Lingnan area.
Titled "Yibanren," which means "a group of people," the exhibition features more than 100 paintings by 22 well-known Guangdong painters, including Shan Boqin, Luo Yuanqian, Lu Yanguang, Zou Li, Jiang Yuzhi, Lu Jia, Chen Xiangbo, Liang Yu and Chen Junyu.
Shan is good at freehand brushwork figures; Lu Yanguang depicts elegant ladies in different moods; Luo excels at vivid historical figures; Lu Jia creates paintings of cityscapes; Jiang's paintings demonstrate the beauty of various landscapes in different seasons; and Zou devotes her paintings to beauties during the early 1900s.
Zou's series of paintings of women's daily lives show the beauty of these women in various circumstances. Figures in the paintings enjoy their leisure time, and their expressions and behaviors reflect extraordinary loveliness.
"We display these paintings to show the fresh vitality of Lingnan painters," said artist Chen Junyu.
"This exhibition will play an active role in the inheritance of the Lingnan painting style," said Lu Jia, also an organizer of the exhibition.
Dates: Until Oct. 29
Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed Mondays
Venue: Guan Shanyue Art Museum, 6026 Hongli Road, Futian District (福田区红荔路6026号关山月美术馆)
Metro: Longhua or Longgang Line, Children's Palace Station (少年宫站), Exit B(Cui Xiaoli)