Expressing the essence of life

2013-06-08 07:56:44

It is widely accepted that traditional Chinese painting can be divided into two categories: gongbi, or fine brushwork with great attention to detail, and xieyi, a freehand style of brushwork that expresses meaning and spirit.

Traditional style aims to capture beauty of nature

2013-06-08 10:34:51

While the realistic gongbi style of traditional Chinese painting is considered to lack imagination and be less capable of expressing emotion than freehand brushwork.

International comedy duo to perform in Guangzhou

2013-06-08 09:55:43

BP Zoom is ready to make you laugh at the Guangzhou Opera House on June 7 and 8 with an imaginative show, which the duo created to celebrate their 20th anniversary.

Take-Out Multiculturalism

2013-06-08 03:36:50

"The Golden Dragon" has been translated into more than 20 languages and is playing at New York's New Ohio Theatre through this weekend.

Editor's picks in June

2013-06-07 15:17:22

Some exhibitions and art shows in Beijing during June 7-June 26.

Violinist lifts cast of young talent

2013-06-07 15:10:18

German violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter's path to stardom has relied not only on talents, but also on opportunities given by masters like her teachers, soloist Aida Stucki and conductor.

Paintings about the Dragon Boat Festival

2013-06-07 14:39:18

According to location and dynasty, the duanwu festival is called something different. As many as twenty names are mentioned in historical records.

Foreign learners love Chinese martial arts

2013-06-07 10:34:35

Foreign learners practise Chinese martial arts movements at the Yuxu Palace on Wudang Mountain, in Central China's Hubei province, June 5, 2013.

Chinese artist exhibits Tibetan mastiff paintings in St. Petersburg

2013-06-07 09:32:41

An exhibition devoted to paintings of the Tibetan mastiff by Chinese artist Lin Yue on Wednesday opened in the Russian city of St. Petersburg.

A rebound for White Deer Prairie

2013-06-07 09:17:54

Spanning the first half of the 20th century, White Deer Prairie performs the impossible task of combining a historical vista with the intimacy of individuals caught in the constant turmoil.

Staatsballett Berlin to dance in Beijing

2013-06-05 16:34:54

Staatsballet Berlin will stage the full version of La Péri and also a Mixed Program at the National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing from June 5 to June 9.

Liu Yong's paintings to be auctioned in Beijing

2013-06-05 14:54:04

Well-known for his accomplishments in literature, writer Liu Yong, who is from Taiwan, is bringing five of his paintings to Beijing for the spring sales of an auction company from June 4 to 6.