Art: Show re­flects in­flu­ence of Con­fu­cian­ism and Tao­ism on paint­ings

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - PAGE TWO -

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est river Nile is around 6,670 km, the Great Wall is more than three times the river’s length. The length of the Great Wall means it’s very dif­fi­cult to pro­tect and main­tain. The au­thor­i­ties say that an over­all plan for the pro­tec­tion of the Great Wall will be fin­ished be­fore the end of next year.

is an art ex­hi­bi­tion be­ing held at Bei­jing’s Mu­seum of the Con­fu­cius Temple and the Im­pe­rial Academy. It shows how artists to­day in­fuse el­e­ments of Con­fu­cian­ism and Tao­ism into their works. The show, which dis­plays some 100 fig­ure paint­ings, land­scapes and flower-and-bird works of Yuan Wu, Cao Wu and Xia Ti­ax­ing, runs un­til Dec 13. Qin Dailun, the ex­hi­bi­tion’s cu­ra­tor from the Chi­nese National Mu­seum of Eth­nol­ogy, says while Yuan has adopted a re­al­is­tic ap­proach to en­rich the ex­pres­sive­ness of tra­di­tional fig­ure paint­ing,

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