Ink painting show provides smorgasbord of history, culture

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A painting by Wu Guanzhong. [Photo provided to China Daily]

An art show focusing on Chinese ink paintings and featuring many influential painters from the 20th century opened at the Art Museum of the Guangzhou Fine Arts Academy in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, on Thursday, offering a visual feast to visitors from the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.

The show features 66 ink paintings created by 52 artists who influenced the development of China's ink painting over the last century, including big names like Qi Baishi, Lin Fengmian, Xu Beihong, Li Keran, Wu Guanzhong and Guan Shanyue.

Subjects cover landscapes, birds and flowers, and portraits. The show offers visitors a glimpse into the development of modern Chinese art in the first half of the 20th century.

A painting by Guan Shanyue. [Photo provided to China Daily]

Guan, an iconic master of Lingnan-style painting, is particularly loved by people in southern China's Guangdong and Fujian provinces.

The show is co-organized by China Arts and Entertainment Group Ltd, and many works on show were selected from the group's collection.

The exhibition is part of the second Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area Culture and Arts Festival which started on Aug 31. It will run until Oct 8 and be displayed at a museum in Dongguan, Guangdong province.

A painting by Qi Baishi. [Photo provided to China Daily]

A painting by Xu Beihong. [Photo provided to China Daily]

A painting by Li Keran. [Photo provided to China Daily]

A painting by Fu Baoshi. [Photo provided to China Daily]

A painting by Lin Fengmian. [Photo provided to China Daily]