Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Masterpieces of Chinese Brush Painting to show up in Indonesia

An Exhibition of Masterpieces of Chinese Brush Painting is scheduled to be held from Sept. 16 to 21 at the National Gallery in Indonesia's capital of Jakarta.

The exhibition was co-organized by the Ministry of Culture of China, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Indonesia and the Chinese Embassy to Indonesia and presented by China Arts and Entertainment Group.

"The exhibition is part of activities to celebrate the 60th anniversary of China-Indonesia diplomatic relation," said Shao Yiwu, a cultural counselor from the Chinese Embassy.

He said that the exhibition would reach the climax stage on Sept. 21 as Indonesian government officials, celebrities and diplomas would come.

"We hope the exhibition would promote the friendship between China and Indonesia and increase the cultural exchange between the two countries," Shao added.

The Exhibition of Masterpieces of Chinese Brush Painting, with a theme of Ink Rhyme of Harmony, would show 50 pieces of brush painting of modern and contemporary Chinese brush painters, including Wu Changshuo, Qi Baishi and Wu Guanzhong.

The sponsors said that these brush paintings had fully annotated the idea of harmony in the Chinese culture, by showing the aesthetic realm of water and ink mutual dyeing, dynamic and static co-existing and the blossoming expressive style of the masters.

Together with Chinese painting exhibition, the Indonesia National Gallery had another exhibition of the masterpieces of Balinese paintings, created by distinguished Balinese painters of Indonesia. The joint exhibition of two different style of paintings is deemed as a major event in the history of China- Indonesia cultural exchange.

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