Chen Shourong

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Portrait of Chen Shourong

This post is just to share some artwork that I found moving.

While in Weifang we went to the city museum. There was a special exhibit of the work of Chen Shourong, a traditional style Chinese painter. His work was beautiful and powerful. His specialty seemed to be birds, eagles in particular, and flowers, peonies in particular.

The paintings that struck me most strongly were the two that incorporated the factories into the background of very traditional paintings. The one of the goddess reminded me of paintings on temple walls.

A couple of examples of the temple art that the goddess painting brought to mind:

 

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