Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Opening Reception Part II: Ink Paintings From China at the MET

Thing-explanatory to avoid anthropomorphizing the paper


From left: Unknown woman, Chen Lyusheng, Interpreter, Sun Jiangtao

A walking tour as a pre-opening gift for those...

Can the simplicity and elegance of the works be more beautifully juxtaposed with the beauty of the Met?

Various media representatives from the Mainland

H.E. Zhao Jianhua, Ambassador of the People's Republic of China to the Philippines gazing at the works

Various personalities

Tina Colayco, President of the Met

The Ambassador

Hon. Felipe M. de Leon, Jr., Chairman of the National Commission for Culture and Arts

Local media

Selfie with the Ambassador

Such a nice, soothing, and comforting scene

Fab space! It's bananas! 

Selfie with the Chairman, just coz

Appreciating the product of a mind

Civilizational-awe-inspiring moments

The art can be overwhelming at times, gosh imagine how I'd be when I make it to the Louvre already? 
The "Q&A" the following day

Beautiful scene's explanation

How they can turn such an ugly insect to an amazing ink painting remains a wonder to me

"Common escapism during the Cultural Revolution"

Celebration of the Workers

Triump of the Workers

The details are amazing

The violet-ed woman at the center of the pic was so inspiring, she translated what was a query that couldn't be understood by the interpreter, marvelously. Therefore she deserves a special mention.

                                                             Reuters' Cameraman
 Ink Painting Demonstration


                                            Taken from the Met's website (for more info): 

Chinese Ink Paintings from China: Chen Lyusheng and Sun Jiangtao

Co-presented with the Ministry of Culture of the People's Republic of China and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, the Metropolitan Museum of Manila presents Ink Paintings from China: Chen Lyusheng & Sun Jiangtao, an exhibition of works on paper by esteemed artists Chen Lyusheng and Sun Jiangtao.

Lyushesheng and Jiangtao adhere to the Southern School or "literati" style of painting in China. Both are scholars cultivated by a variety of motivations such as calligraphy, photography and fine crafts. Lyusheng is the Deputy Director of The National Museum of China and the Vice-Director of Beijing Artist Association. Jiangtao is the Director of the Macau Calligraphy and Painting Institute for Research. This exhibit will no doubt bring a better and deeper understanding of contemporary Chinese painting to the Philippine audience.

Ink Paintings from China: Chen Lyusheng & Sun Jiangtao is on view to the public beginning June 20 until August 23 at the TALL Galleries. Visit the Metropolitan Museum of Manila at the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Complex, Roxas Blvd., Manila. Museum days are from Mondays-Saturdays, 10am to 5:30pm. For more details, you may visit our website and our Facebook page, or call (02) 708-7828.

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