Etchings of the future

2014-09-30 07:19:02

Many contemporary Chinese artists, including Xu Bing, Fang Lijun and Zhou Chunya, majored in engraving at college. The art form, which served as a revolutionary propaganda tool in the early 20th century, is still a source of inspiration for them, no matter what the artists now specialize in.

Western art's deep impression

2014-09-30 07:19:02

The First Beijing International Fine Art Fair, which will run from Oct 9 to 12, unveiled its highlights for Chinese buyers on Sept 15, featuring dozens of artworks by leading Western artists like French impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Camille Pissarro and Spanish cubist Pablo Picasso.

Centuries-old furniture withstands the test of time

2014-09-26 07:04:06

An ongoing exhibition displays Ming furniture in modern settings to demonstrate that the ancient era's aesthetics blend with today's.

Thangka paintings shine at Nepal-China Arts Exhibition

2014-09-24 14:39:28

Around 50 pieces of Thangka paintings attracted audience at the opening ceremony of Nepal-China Arts Exhibition.

Artist Shi Lu honored with research center

2014-09-23 07:14:24

The National Museum of China recently launched a research institute for the works of late painter Shi Lu, a first at the Beijing-based museum to study modern Chinese art.

Set up for success

2014-09-23 07:14:24

High import duties imposed on artwork brought into China have long discouraged foreign galleries, art dealers and collectors from entering the country's prosperous art market. But the Beijing Culture Free Port, which opened on Aug 25, offers new opportunities for art dealers, and could turn the capital city into the third-largest art market in the world after New York and London.

Art beat ... finger on the pulse

2014-09-22 07:07:42


Horsing around at Hermes

2014-09-19 17:12:18

The luxury brand from France has had a long association with horses, and the history is beautifully captured in their new exhibition.

Chinese porcelain vase sets US auction record

2014-09-19 14:46:34

A Chinese vase from the Qing Dynasty was sold for $24.72 million at a Skinner's auction in Boston on Sept 17, the highest record so far and topping all sales of Qing Dynasty vases in the US.

Winning photography works on display in Changsha

2014-09-19 14:23:18

Winning photographs from the 10th China International Press Photo Contest are on exhibit at the Yanghu Wetland Park in Changsha through Sept 28.

Beijing holds second auction of cultural art relics

2014-09-18 14:19:28

Beijing launched its second annual autumn auction season for cultural relic fine art pieces on Wednesday.

Birds in four seasons - The collection of Chinese flower-and-bird paintings

2014-09-17 16:59:13

Flowers and birds were favorite subjects of paintings in ancient China, offering a kind of special aesthetic interest.