‘Shared Inspiration’

Source:Global Times Published: 2019/5/12 16:33:39



A Night in Toshodai-ji by Japanese artist Ikuo Hirayama Photo: Xu Liuliu/GT





A Night in Toshodai-ji by Japanese artist Ikuo Hirayama Photo: Xu Liuliu/GT



A new exhibition featuring artworks from Asian artists kicked off on Friday at the National Art Museum of China as a warm up event for the upcoming Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations. 

According to Wu Weishan, the museum's curator, the Shared Inspiration exhibition showcases not only works from Chinese artists, but also more than 100 works from artists throughout the rest of Asia, including India's Manjusha Ganguly, Vietnam's Nguyen Shih Mei and Laos' Mick Saylom. 

The exhibition is divided into three sections: Expression of the East, which aims to showcase works of art with oriental characteristics from various Asian countries; Beauty of China, showcasing China's cultural heritage and natural landscapes as well as modern China; and Charm of Asia, which focuses on other Asian countries as seen through the eyes of Chinese artists. 

Wu said, it is a good opportunity for art lovers in China to appreciate different art approaches from other Asian countries. Chinese arts have been heavily influenced by French and Russia due to two large scale waves for overseas study in fine arts in the two countries. 

"But other Asian artists are very different from ours, which may inspire us for different possibilities in art creation," Wu said.  

Audiences are able to see artworks like Sea Song from Nepal artist Ramesh Shrestha, A Night in Toshodai-ji by Japanese artist Ikuo Hirayama and Culture Mixture by Saudi Arabian artist Taghreed Al Baqshi.

The exhibition is set to run until May 26. 




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