Everything old is new again

2013-07-03 05:46:54

German playwright Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956) never set foot in China, and he mistook Sichuan province for a city when he wrote The Good Person of Szechwan.

Gallery of good works

2013-07-02 13:55:35

The painting makes you stop in your tracks. It is a mass of vegetative growth with a hint of red rooftops peeking through layers of briars and vines.

Checkmate, Mongolian style

2013-07-02 10:48:55

Norbu wears presbyopic glasses and stares at a tiny piece of wood. Beads of sweat ooze from his forehead when he focuses on carving the wood.

Art beat(June 27-July 21)

2013-07-01 17:51:19

Art news in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou during June 27-July 21.

Australia recognizes artistic links to Asia

2013-07-01 17:51:04

The government of Australia is accepting nominations for a new awards program that recognizes the role its artists play in enhancing the country's relationship with Asian countries.

Indian master wows Chinese yoga lovers

2013-07-01 13:06:30

The 2013 China-India Yoga Week started on Saturday, attracting a number of Chinese yoga lovers.

Chinese palette

2013-07-01 08:04:44

Contemporary Chinese art has a strong presence at this year's Venice Biennale, evidence of a growing appetite for it across Europe.

Old nation's new Transfiguration

2013-07-01 08:04:44

"Transfiguration is the essence of contemporary Chinese art," says Wang Chunchen, curator of the Chinese Pavilion at this year's Venice Biennale.

Form follows information

2013-07-01 11:10:06

Wang Lin spent four years studying art history at Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, where he learned how art evolved.

Editor's picks in early July

2013-06-28 16:24:27

Art news in Beijing and Guangzhou in early July.

Venezuelan artist holds exhibition in E China

2013-06-28 14:54:18

Visitors look at artworks during the exhibition in Hangzhou, capital of East China's Zhejiang province, June 27, 2013.

London gets rare glimpse at ancient Chinese art

2013-06-28 10:20:57

Rare examples of some of the oldest surviving Chinese paintings are on show in the United Kingdom for the first time. 'Kingdom of Bicycles' rises again