An exhibition featuring well-known cartoon artist Jin Cheng’s paintings and his collection of cartoon illustrations is being held at the Guangzhou Book Center. About 50 works are on display, including comic strips, cartoons, Chinese ink paintings and ceramics.
Jin Cheng (R) at the exhibition. [Photo provided to Newsgd.com]
In addition to these works, Jin Cheng’s personal cartoon collection is another highlight of the exhibition with rare manuscripts of Castle In The Sky by Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki, The Adventures of Tintin by Belgian artist Hergé, and Old Master Q by China’s Hong Kong cartoon artist Alfonso Wong.
An opening ceremony and sharing session was held on the afternoon of May 11th at the book center. At the event, Jin Cheng shared his views on “fair lady” and how he painted such lifelike female portraits.
A portrait of Lin Huiyin by Jin Cheng. [Photo provided to Newsgd.com]
Among all his female portraits, Lin Huiyin is Jin Cheng’s favorite. Why? Jin said that while Lin wasn’t perhaps conventionally beautiful nor stylishly dressed, she was educated, principled, and independent, making her a ‘fair lady’ in his eyes.
Lin Huiyin (1904-1955), an outstanding female poet and architectural historian from the first half of the 20th century in China, was an erudite generalist who wrote about literature, arts, architecture and philosophy.
After the session, Jin Cheng painted female attendees wearing cheongsam, traditional Chinese women’s dress, nowadays better known by its Mandarin name Qipao.
Jin Cheng paints a female attendee wearing cheongsam after the sharing session. [Photo provided to Newsgd.com]
Co-hosted by Guangzhou Book Center and Guangzhou Cartoonists Association, the exhibition is the first activity of the coming ‘Guangzhou Cartoon Season’.
Over the next few months, a great many of cartoon events will be held in Guangzhou, including the Thirteenth National Exhibition of Fine Arts · Works Collection of Animation, Cartoon and Paintings.
About the exhibition of Jin Cheng’s paintings and cartoon collection
Period: May 1st - 23rd, 2019
Venue: 6th Floor, Guangzhou Book Center
Add.: No. 123 Tianhe Road, Tianhe District, Guangzhou
Nearby metro station: Tiyu Xilu, Line 1 or 3
Author: Monica Liu
Editor: Simon Haywood