The Belle Painting of Ancient China Exhibition held at the University of Washington

On February 21, 2016, Ms. Qin Bailan, famous Chinese painter, arrived in Seattle with over 40 pieces of her works at the invitation of the Confucius Institute of the State of Washington to host the Belle Painting of Ancient China Exhibition and classic Chinese painting talks from February 22 to 26.

On February 23, the opening ceremony of the exhibition was held in the University of Washington Tower. Over 100 people including Amber D. McCoy, President of Art Committee of UW Tower, representatives from the Whole U Program at the UW, directors of CIWA and many UW faculty, staff, students, community members attended the event.

Ms. Qin gave a talk at the ceremony. She introduced the Four Treasures of the Study (brush, ink stick, paper, ink stone) and compared the differences between Chinese painting and Western painting. After the talk, audience lined up in a long line to get a free sketch of themselves from Ms. Qin. Many were marveled at the fact that it only took a few minutes to finish a sketch yet each individual’s features were vividly captured.

On the afternoon of February 28, with collaboration between CIWA and Washington Overseas Chinese Artists Association, Ms. Qin met with local Chinese artists. They all did a painting or calligraphy on the spot and shared thoughts on arts. At the end, Ms. Qin signed and donated her just finished piece to CIWA as a gift.

This exhibition tour is a collaboration of five Confucius Institutes. After her stay in Seattle, Ms. Qin will go to the Confucius Institute at San Diego State University and the one at Troy University.

 

 

娉婷袅袅画中仙——秦百兰“中国仕女画展”亮相华盛顿大学

近日,中国著名画家秦百兰女士应美国华盛顿州孔子学院邀请携40余幅工笔画力作抵达西雅图,举办“中国仕女画展”及《中国古典画鉴赏》讲座等系列活动。

23日,画展开幕式在华盛顿大学主楼举行。合办方华盛顿大学The Whole U办公室代表、华盛顿大学主楼艺术委员会主席Amber D. McCoy,孔子学院中、外方院长,以及华大师生、当地中外艺术家和社区代表等100余人出席了开幕式。

开幕式上,秦百兰女士以“中国画的历史、特征”为题为到场的嘉宾介绍了中国工笔画的历史、发展及其与西方绘画的差异。她向中外友人介绍中国古代“文房四宝”:笔、墨、纸、砚。秦百兰还对比了中国画与西洋画的不同,她说,“西洋画注重透视法,西洋人物画重视解剖学,注重写实。中国画重在表现人物姿态,不讲人物尺寸比例。另外,中国画留白较多。”

讲座结束后,秦百兰女士在现场与前来参观的中国画爱好者互动。她用中国线描的形式,现场为大家画人物速写肖像。她介绍,人物速写肖像是用线条的高度概括和准确性表现物象的形式,每一幅画只需要几分钟时间。用寥寥数笔的线条快速勾画出人物的形象特征,和西洋立体写实的速写形式完全不同。现场的中外友人都争当模特,希望能得到秦百兰亲笔勾画的肖像。

在华盛顿州孔子学院举办画展期间,秦百兰还与当地艺术家进行了交流。28日下午,华盛顿州孔子学院与华盛顿中华美术家协会合作举办的笔会在西雅图中国城乐雅斋工作室举行。

笔会现场,秦百兰与多位当地华人书画艺术家挥毫泼墨,共同交流艺术心得,她还将现场所创作的中国画作宣纸写意《听琴》签名赠与华盛顿州孔子学院作为纪念。

据悉,画展自22日起面向公众开放,吸引了众多的华大师生和当地民众前来观赏。北美中国理事会12位理事会成员专程前往画展现场拜访秦百兰女士并参观其展出作品。
秦百兰女士此次在美国5个孔子学院巡展,华州是其中一站,其作品接下来还将前往圣地亚哥州立大学孔子学院和特洛伊大学孔子学院进行展出。