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Chinese Masterpieces at Pulchri Studio - Tradition and Innovation

China Cultural Center in Den Haag

The exhibition "98 Contemporary Masterpieces from the Chinese National Academy of Painting (CNAP)" will be on display, featuring nearly one hundred works by 68 contemporary artists from the CNAP. The exhibition opens on Sunday, June 30th, at 3:00 PM and will run until July 21st.

Tradition, Craft, and Innovation

The exhibition showcases the work of artists who are all affiliated with the prestigious Chinese National Academy of Painting. It zooms in on classical themes from Chinese art, often with poetic descriptions like "Wandering through Mountains and Forests" or "Everything Has a Soul." The exhibition highlights the backgrounds of these themes and demonstrates how contemporary painters approach them: where they adhere to traditions and where they break free and seek innovation. The common thread in all the works is the unwavering craftsmanship of these, often very successful, artists. The skillful brushwork and refined sense of materiality emphasize the dedication to craftsmanship that often characterizes Chinese art. Visitors can enjoy a rich variety of artworks, from dreamy landscapes to modern, expressive oil paintings, from graphics to plastic arts. Those who wish to attend the opening can do so on June 30th from 3:00 PM at Pulchri Studio, Lange Voorhout 15 in The Hague.

Artist Talk: A Cultural Exchange

On June 30th at 1:00 PM, prior to the opening, four Chinese and four Dutch artists will engage in a conversation about the role of tradition, craftsmanship, and innovation in their work. This Artist Talk offers a unique insight into the differences and similarities between artists from the East and West and aims to strengthen mutual understanding and exchange.

About CNAP
Since its establishment in 1988, the Chinese National Academy of Painting has been a leading institute for artistic creation and research. CNAP operates under the Chinese Ministry of Culture and has produced numerous renowned artists.

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