With great pleasure, I would like to introduce to you a true master of contemporary Chinese ink & brush artist Mr. Gong-Kai Pan 潘公凱.
Mr. Pan is invited by San Diego Museum of Art in Balboa Park to an exhibit of six of his new paintings created for the Museum, the most prominent work is over 45 feet long, created with ink on rice paper, exemplifies the combination of classical brush and ink techniques and format in a contemporary context.
Mr. Pan is an acclaimed artist in China, he was the president of the most prestigious art school in China 中央美術學院. He has educated and influenced many generations of young artists today.
Introduced by one of our life members Ping Hui Lee 李屏慧, we are very fortunate to ask Mr. Pan to give us a speech while he is here. His topic is 談談中國畫的筆墨. We are going to witness and learn how he 'd embraced the rapid economic growth of China yet kept a strong sense of Chinese tradition all expressed in his art works.
This event is a joint effort by SD Chinese Art & Cultural Society and San Diego Chinese Historic Museum.
Please don't miss this wonderful opportunity to meet a true master and do bring your questions for a lively discussion.
A note to all members who are concerned with parking in downtown area, SDCHM has secured adjacent parking lot just steps away from the Chuang Archive & Learning Center with a small fee of $10 for our event. Car pool is highly recommended (please see the attachment).
Please RSVP to me by April 15. Thank you very much.
A very interesting program by the Chinese master painter Wu Yi included the pleasure of viewing a display of six of his original works, two short videos biography and numerous slides illustrating the wide range of his subject matters. He spoke of the deep-seated influence on his work of the Chinese concept of “Xiang Thought” that traces back to ancient times before the development of writing when images were used to record observations and events. The thoughts that were expressed in images evolved into the earliest Chinese characters that incorporated these images into a system of writing. As Chinese ink paintings developed along with calligraphy, the Xiang Thought processes were embedded within the ink paintings, encompassing the long history of Chinese culture and philosophy and a reverence for nature. Wu Yi explained that these elements nourished his understanding of the natural world and allowed him to express the Three Perfections of poetry, calligraphy and painting through his own spirit using brush, ink and paper.
水墨大師吳毅帶來了六件大師原作，兩個短的自傳式的影片及大量的投影片, 展出了許多廣泛而不同主題的畫作。吳毅談及他的作品深受中國象思維觀念的影響。"象思維"可 追溯到遠古時代，在書寫的文字發生之前，那時是用圖像來觀察並記錄所有的事件。後來用圖像表示的觀念又演化入了中國最早期的文字之中，包含了圖像意識進入 了書寫的系統。當中國水墨畫的發展是跟隨著書法而來，所以象思維的演化也就深埋在水墨畫之中，縈繞著中國悠久歷史的文化及哲學思想，表達了對大自然的崇 敬。吳毅解釋了這些思想滋養了他對大自然的了解和讓他經由他自己的心靈，用筆、墨、和紙，表現了詩，書，畫三絶的畫作。
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