“TheSeasons in the Imperial Garden", an exhibition of traditional Chinese paintings honouring the Chinese New Year, debuted on 19 January at the Mobile Gallery (third floor, Ringed corridor).
The exhibition features art works, scrolls and hand fans made by Natalia Klepikova, a teacher of the Chinese painting course “gunbi” at the “Iaotian” Scientific and Educational Center, and her students. Natalia is a member of the Moscow club of lovers of Chinese painting in the "gunbi" technique. She studied from recognized Chinese artists Li Xiaoming and Tu Zhong, at the courses of Li Zhe, Gong Xueqing. Natalia's students are amateur artists Diana Zholudeva, Yulia Viten-Amos, Svetlana Petlitskaja, Alla Kozlova, Natalia Spasskaja.
The works on display are examples of "gunbi" and "magufa" art. The authors express their perspective, interpretation, and impression of ancient art while adhering to the traditions of traditional Chinese painting and reinterpreting the antiquated aesthetic in light of contemporary.
The artwork' primary motifs include landscapes, flowers, and birds. The stories show how man and nature are one, as well as how different eras and generations are interconnected. It is remarkable that Chinese art is rich in symbolism; the pieces contain enigmatic meaning and subtext that require understanding of Chinese culture and iconography to fully comprehend. Each piece is distinguished by the consistency of its lines and forms, its clarity and economy of composition, its graceful language of images, its limitless harmony, its spirituality, and its naturalness. Each of the works needs to be "read".
At the vernissage, guests will enjoy the following program:
- guided tour of the exhibition by artist Natalia Klepikova
- video of a master class on working in traditional Chinese painting
- the process of creating Natalia Klepikova's artwork "Cicada Wings" in the style of "gunbi" on rice paper using original Chinese brushes and mineral paints.
The exhibition "The Seasons in the Imperial Garden" will run until April 25, 2023.
The end date of the exhibition can be changed.
For more info: (+375 17) 368 37 37.
The article is provided by the Public Relations Department.
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