The Slow Evolution of Chinese Representational Art

Yang Khe and Zhang Lin – Good Morning,

I reviewed the 13th National Exhibition of Fine Arts, at the National Art Museum, Beijing, which closed mid-January, just before the Covid-19 virus hit Wuhan. The show included many paintings of an impressively high standard, although the range of ideas was limited by the political nature of the exhibit.

Each piece carefully followed the government-sanctioned pathway to aesthetic purity in the heritage of socialist realism.

Read the whole article here on the MutualArt website.

We weren’t able to include more photos of the art, so here are a few more that didn’t make it into the published story.

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Michael Pearce is an artist, writer, and professor of art. He is the author of "Art in the Age of Emergence."
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