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.
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.
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 news in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou during June 27-July 21.
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.
The 2013 China-India Yoga Week started on Saturday, attracting a number of Chinese yoga lovers.
Contemporary Chinese art has a strong presence at this year's Venice Biennale, evidence of a growing appetite for it across Europe.
"Transfiguration is the essence of contemporary Chinese art," says Wang Chunchen, curator of the Chinese Pavilion at this year's Venice Biennale.
Wang Lin spent four years studying art history at Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, where he learned how art evolved.
Art news in Beijing and Guangzhou in early July.
Visitors look at artworks during the exhibition in Hangzhou, capital of East China's Zhejiang province, June 27, 2013.
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