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中國水彩
CHINESE WATERCOLOURS

The Muwen Tang Collection Series Vol. 14
248 pages, over 100 illustrations, all plates in colour, text in English and Chinese, hardcover, cloth. Hong Kong, 2011. Limited edition of only 600 copies.
ISBN: 978-988-98818-5-6

by Simon Kwan

Western style Watercolour painting was introduced into China in the 19th Century. It is one of the most popular type of painting in China today. The subject is taught and practiced by all Chinese students. Over the years, Chinese watercolour painters had developed a unique style of their own, and a large number of talented artists and masterly works had surfaced during the last four or five decades. Yet, the subject relatively unknown outside China. This study is probably the earliest and most comprehensive work written in English on the subject. 100 pieces drawn from the Muwen Tang Collection are illustrated, bilingual text, with biography of the artists included in the Appendix.

 


Sample pieces:


Wu Mifeng, Narcissi


Nie Chongliang, Before window, 1994

Bai Tongxu, Spring thaw


Yao Jianhua, Drying firewood, 1995


Hu Xiaoxing, The white kid, 1994

Zhao Baocheng, Finch’s nest, 1993

Fu Qizhong, Flower-covered meadow, 1993

Liu Taiyi, Fresh prawns, 1993

Sun Hao, Adobe wall, 1995


Li Pingqiu, Reminiscence, 1990


Zhou Gang, Atelier, 1993


Wang Weixin, Reflections in water, 1991


HK$580 (US$75), plus shipping & handling.

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