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  • National Art Museum of China, 1 Wusi Dajie, East District, Beijing, China

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Gongbi is a meticulous realist technique in Chinese painting that contrasts sharply with the interpretive and freely expressive "sketching thoughts" style. The gongbi technique makes use of highly detailed brushstrokes to delineate details with extreme precision variation. It is frequently colourful and depicts figural or narrative subjects. The gongbi style originated around 2000 years ago during the Han dynasty (206 BC - 220 AD), when the political stability and prosperity of the Han favoured the advancement of the arts. These paintings peaked between the Tang and Song dynasties (7th to 13th centuries), when they were endorsed and collected by China's royal families. To perfect this style, gongbi artists must devote their entire lives to these techniques. Such artists could only be afforded by the wealthy. This style of art was created in secret in royal palaces and private residences. Gongbi is an ancient Chinese painting technique that depicts narratives or high authority figures. "The 11th National Exhibition of Chinese Hue Art" has been the highest standard and most influential special exhibition of Chinese fine Gongbi painting in China since its inception in 1987. It is also a project of the China National Arts Fund. Total 431 works are on display, including specially invited works as well as works submitted in response to a national call for contributions. Among them are works by outstanding Chinese contemporary fine Gongbi painting masters and young artists. Tips: - Thu, Apr 15 @ 9 : 00 am - Sun, Apr 25 @ 5 : 00 pm - Closed on Mondays (except statutory holidays) - National Art Museum of China, 1 Wusi Dajie, East District, Beijing, China - From Oct 28 to Nov 20, this exhibition will be on tour at the China Art Museum (Shanghai).

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