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.
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.
An ongoing exhibition displays Ming furniture in modern settings to demonstrate that the ancient era's aesthetics blend with today's.
Around 50 pieces of Thangka paintings attracted audience at the opening ceremony of Nepal-China Arts Exhibition.
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.
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.
The luxury brand from France has had a long association with horses, and the history is beautifully captured in their new exhibition.
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 photographs from the 10th China International Press Photo Contest are on exhibit at the Yanghu Wetland Park in Changsha through Sept 28.
Beijing launched its second annual autumn auction season for cultural relic fine art pieces on Wednesday.
Flowers and birds were favorite subjects of paintings in ancient China, offering a kind of special aesthetic interest.