by Xu Jin
and Innovation in Chinese Fine Brushwork 徐进画集
Author: Xu Jin
Order No. 1028
11 x 11, Hardcover
128 pp., color illustrations throughout
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本书前言由哥伦比亚大学中国艺术史教授Robert E. Harrist, Jr.撰写.
This book brings together over seventy Chinese fine brushwork
paintings by Xu Jin, including figures, landscapes, animals,
flowers and birds. While his works draw on sources in earlier
art and traditional iconography, they also reflect Xu Jin's
gift as a narrator and storyteller capable of inventing fresh
and new ways of bringing the past to life. Xu Jin’s paintings
are characterized by stylish composition, impressive colors,
and fine lines. They not only demonstrate a natural integration
of verse, calligraphy, painting and seal, but also a fine combination
of Chinese and Western painting skills. His figure paintings
display the artist's virtuoso command of the techniques of traditional
Chinese painting as well as his encyclopedic knowledge of Chinese
history and literature, embodied in his depictions of artists,
poets, military heroes, famous beauties, and deities. They also
combine the finesse and technical polish with the more spontaneous,
calligraphic gestures of Chinese literati painting.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Xu Jin studied at the Central Academy
of Fine Arts in Beijing and completed his graduate studies at
Beijing Art Academy in 1985. He has held several solo exhibitions
in China and some of his works have been exhibited overseas.
His paintings are collected by the Great Hall of the People,
the Capital Museum, the China Art Association, and the Beijing
Art Association, among others.