Monthly Archives: August 2011

Art Exhibition of Chinese Paintings by Zhang Qingzhi, Chen Shaolin and ZirouLigang Graced the 7th Xinjiang International Tourism Festival

Designed by Mr. Gao Runxiang, expert of the Research Center of Cultural & Creative Industry of Tsinghua University, and joined by Doudier contracted painters Zhang Qingzhi, Chen Shaolin and Zirou Ligang, “We Love Our Xinjiang” art exhibition has drawn much attention and many praises. This was quite prominent in the 7th Xinjiang International Tourism Festival.

Students in Karamay City Visiting

Students in Karamay City Visiting

Students in Karamay City Visiting

Students in Karamay City Visiting

Students in Karamay City Visiting

Students in Karamay City Visiting

Students in Karamay City Visiting

Students in Karamay City Visiting

Students in Karamay City Visiting

A Photo of Mr. Zhiyuan from Doudier.com with Visiting Uygur Mother and Daughter

Two Comrades Who Came to Xinjiang in 1950s to Support Her Development

 

On June 22nd, the day of opening, visitors topped one thousand. The following two days saw more than five hundred visitors daily. Local news media highlighted this. Many visitors were all the way from Urumqi and places nearby to Karamay to appreciate the beauty of art. Among them, quite a few were art teachers and intellectuals who came to Xinjiang in 1950s to support her development. They said they had never seen in Xinjiang such a grand art exhibition which greatly broadened their horizon and were very much excited.

 

Organized by National Tourism Administration and People’s Government of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region and held by Karamay City, Xinjiang International Tourism Festival opened on June 25th in Karamay. As a part of it, “We Love Our Xinjiang” art exhibition was shown to the public on the morning of June 22nd at the gymnasium of the Third Elementary School of Karamay. Vice chairman of the Tourism Administration of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region Wang Rongshan, vice mayor of Karamay Zhu Hexiang and painter Chen Shaolin delivered speech on the opening ceremony.

 

This art exhibition had three parts: Grapes Ripened in Turpan Basin, Love towards Xinjiang and Beautiful Xinjiang. It’s designed by the Research Center of Cultural & Creative Industry of Tsinghua University. Works by three painters (contracted to Doudier) were selected. Zhang Qingzhi, member of China Artists Association and head of Overseas Chinese Art Gallery (China), has painted six long rolls, with each as long as one hundred meters. “Grapes Ripened in Turpan Basin” is the fruit of five years’ painting from nature in Xinjiang, which was once partly displayed in Beijing and thought to be “perfect illustration of aestheticism”. Chen Shaolin, a painter who came to Xinjiang at the age of eighteen, dedicated his prime time of life to Xinjiang and stayed there for thirty years. Though he now works in Beijing, he still has his home in Xinjiang. Sponsored by Doudier, he spent ten years finishing his one-hundred-meters-long roll “Love towards Xinjiang” which became a model painting in PLA Art Academy and the pride of his alma mater. “Beautiful Xinjiang” was composed of a series of paintings with the theme “Tang People Playing Polo”. Horses used by the royal family were from the western part of China. Zirou Ligang once wrote: Polo is still played in Xinjiang. Horses there are strong and swift with a special kind of beauty. This beauty can only be found in Xinjiang. It’s grand beauty.”

 

After the opening ceremony, government leaders, calligraphers and painters and artistic fans attended the art exhibition. On the first day of its opening, a visitor was attracted by a painting that reflected Xinjiang’s customs and cultures. This art exhibition lasted for six days and will conclude on June 27th.

“Xinjiang, A Wonderful Place” Art Exhibition Opens in Karamay Photos of the First Day of Opening

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 Opening CeremonyOpening Ceremony

Vice Mayor of Karamay Zhu Hexiang Delivering Opening Address Vice Mayor of Karamay Zhu Hexiang Delivering Opening Address

Vice Chairman of Xinjinag Tourism Administration Wang Rongshan Delivering Speech Vice Chairman of Xinjinag Tourism Administration Wang Rongshan Delivering Speech

Painter Chen Shaolin Giving Speech

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a glance at the exhibitiona glance at the exhibition

a glance at the exhibitiona glance at the exhibition

a glance at the exhibitiona glance at the exhibition

a glance at the exhibitiona glance at the exhibition

Bags and Albums Designed by Doudier Are Welcomed  Karamay Leaders with Doudier Staff Members

Bags and Albums Designed by Doudier Are Welcomed  Bags and Albums Designed by Doudier Are Welcomed

Appreciating Polo-Themed Paintings by Zirou Ligang Appreciating Polo-Themed Paintings by Zirou Ligang

Profile of Jing Zhenchu

Jing Zhenchu was born in 1944 in Haiyang City, Shandong Province. He could trace his ancestry to Heilongjiang Province and now he lives in Beijing. He is a member of China Artists Association and is good at flower-and-bird painting. He combines gongbi mode and xieyi mode to make his own style of painting, namely, “sicun mode”. His tiger-themed paintings have won him many prizes in exhibitions at home and abroad and have been collected by collectors and art galleries worldwide. CCTV and Heilongjiang TV had special coverage on this. His works and articles could be found in many magazines and journals. He published Collection of Tiger-Themed Paintings by Jing Zhenchu.

Jing Zhenchu prepared for half a year and produced rabbit-themed paintings which demonstrate rabbits’ naughtiness and swiftness to embrace the year of the Rabbit and add to 2011 a festive atmosphere.

 

Profile of Li Zhicheng

Li Zhicheng, also named Chengzhi, courtesy name Shanshi, styled Xihuangguliren, was born in 1966 in Gangu County, Gansu Province. In 1990 he graduated from the Art Department of Northwest Normal University. He’s guided by famous painters like Wei Zixi and Wang Wenfang. In 1999, he was transferred to Overseas Chinese Art Gallery (China) and focused on landscape painting. Nature is precisely depicted in his imposing paintings. His works stood out in art exhibitions and won him prizes from China Federation of Literary and Art Circles, China Artists Association and Overseas Chinese Union (China). In 2001, “Huangtu (Yellow Soil) Plateau”, a traditional Chinese painting by him, won him the second prize in “Century Light” art and calligraphy exhibition. In October 2002, Li Zhicheng painted upon invitation from Government Offices Administration of the State Council. In May 2003, his “Journey to the West” was awarded silver medal in “Care for the West” International Art, Calligraphy and Photography Festival. His works have been published in People’s Daily (Renmin Ribao), Guangming Daily (Guangming Ribao) and Wenyi Bao. Some of his paintings are collected by collectors worldwide and by overseas Chinese institutions in France, Belgium, Southeast Asia and Hong Kong. Now Li Zhicheng is a member of China Artists Association, the director of the research center of Overseas Chinese Art Gallery (China) and the contracted painter of Doudier.

 

 

Profile of Zhang Yongquan

Zhang Yongquan was born in Guangling County, Shanxi Province in 1966. He took part in colored paintings renovation projects in the Palace Museum where he worked for more than ten years and now is the contracted painter to Doudier. He showed his interest in painting when he was a little boy and at the age of five he learned drawing dragons and phoenixes from his father. Later he studied in Central Academy of Craft Art (now the Academy of Arts & Design of Tsinghua University) and Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts and concentrated on Shengxiao-themed paintings. He has held many art exhibitions, all Shengxiao-themed ones, in Beijing, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Hong Kong. State-level periodical Xinhua Monthly commented: Zhang Yongquan is unique in integrating totemic culture and aesthetic value into his paintings.

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