Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Wang Yidong

Wang Yidong was born in the Yimeng area of Shandong province in 1955, received a degree from the Fine Arts Department of Shandong Art School in 1975 and then had his graduate studies interrupted by the Cultural Revolution. In 1982 however, he graduated from the Oil Painting Department of the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing. His work has been exhibited worldwide from France to Japan, New York to Hong Kong, Canada to Italy, and in countless shows throughout China. He was one of six artists invited to America by Robert A. Hefner III for the opening of the Harkness House Exhibition in New York in April of 1987. Following that show, he lived in Oklahoma for one year, but the need to paint the subjects closest to him sent him home to China. He is currently an associate professor at the Central Academy of Fine Arts.

"South China Woman" is a portrait Wang made trying to combine an ancient Chinese style called Fantasy, which is very precise, and the early Renaissance style of painting. He found the model while traveling in Southern China.
I personaly like this painting alot, I like his use of warm and cool colour. The prespective of her dress' pattern is prefect. Also her expression is nicely captured.

His others works:

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