A new national foundation launched with money from the central government hopes to make more money available to more artists around the country - and perhaps inspire local foundations as well, Han Bingbin reports.
When the ink characters kept shrinking after the calligrapher drew them on an oil canvas, the audience at the Chambers Fine Art gallery oohed at the effect as their cameras fired away.
A Chinese dancer living in Britain has revived a 2,000-year-old traditional dance as a centerpiece of a feast of entertainment to welcome the Lunar New Year of the Horse.
People like Li Fangfu give color to the Spring Festival. The holiday and its leadup is the busiest time for Lunar New Year block print artists. So the 84-year-old, who learned his trade from age 12, creates and sells the traditional paintings in the central square of Sichuan province's Mianzhu city from 8 am until 7 pm."This is what I'll do every day until the festival is over," he says. "Business is booming in the square."
Standing in front of a red wine cabinet that is remodeled from an antique Chinese medicine shelf in Yishu8, Christine Cayol said she enjoys the collision of Chinese and French cultures.
Ji Dachun is often juggling between traditional Chinese forms and the post-modern art construction of the West.
To celebrate the upcoming year of the Horse, a series of horse-themed artworks created by eight Chinese contemporary artists are exhibited at the Life Hub@Jinqiao, an open-space shopping area with abundant boutiques and restaurants.
Taking inspiration from the history of the Silk Road and Dunhuang murals, the Chinese dance drama Silk Road gives European audiences a taste of adventure.
If you believe in fairy tales, go to Beijing's Sanlitun area to discover a red fox's wonderland-a secret garden of cartoon-themed installations.
The 6th Beijing International Art Biennale is scheduled for autumn 2015, focusing on "Memory and Dreams", and artists from over 80 countries will attend the major art event.
People visiting the Jinsha Site Museum in Chengdu, Sichuan province, are in for a pleasant surprise with the nuo culture exhibition being held on the first floor of the museum until March 31.
In honor of Spring Festival, Qu Junmeng, a young artist from Qingdao, makes clay sculptures of holiday settings depicting a fishing village from the late Qing Dynasty.