The annual "Return Home" exhibition featuring works by 76 famous painters of the Lingnan School of Painting from over ten countries and regions will be held in Guangzhou between August 10 and 31.
The exhibition promotes the artistic creation and academic research of the Lingnan School of Painting in both China and abroad. In June 2018, the first "Return Home" exhibition was held in Guangzhou, and featured 48 painters.
A poster of all the participating painters [Photo provided to Newsgd.com]
This year’s exhibition will be held at the following four venues: the Gao Jianfu Memorial Hall and the Museum for Sages and Men of Virtue in Nanyue (Guangdong) in Yuexiu District, as well as the Gao Jianfu and Gao Qifeng Memorial Hall and the Gao Jianfu Art Research and Exchange Center in Panyu District.
The Gao Jianfu Memorial Hall in Yuexiu District [Photo provided to Newsgd.com]
The Lingnan School of Painting, also called the Cantonese School of Painting, is a style of painting from the Guangdong or Lingnan region of China. This school reflects a style of painting founded in 19th century Guangdong province by Gao Jianfu, Gao Qifeng and Chen Shuren who were collectively known as "The Three Greats of Lingnan".
The Lingnan style of painting is more experimental than traditional Chinese painting and is characterized by focusing on blank space and strokes, bright coloring and rendering of background colors. This school of painting enjoys considerable fame and is known as one of the "Three Fineries of Lingnan" along with Cantonese Opera and Cantonese music.
The Gao Jianfu Art Research and Exchange Center in Panyu District [Photo provided to Newsgd.com]
Author: Monica Liu