Artist of the moment……..Xu Beihong

 

Xu Beihong in Yixing, Jiangsu, Qing China in the year 1895. The artist began studying Chinese art and calligraphy from a young age with his father.

Beihong attended several art schools studying in China, Tokyo, and in France at the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux Arts in Paris.

The artist was also the president of the Central Academy of Fine Arts.

Beihong could not only paint like a master in his traditional medium of ink and ink washes, but also mastered oil painting.

 

In this clip we view a show that came to the Denver Art Museum featuring Xu Beihong:

Xu Beihong is most renown for his unique paintings of horses and birds. In this clip we view some of his best works in this genre:

Xu Beihong passed away in 1953.

Price range information: Works range from $10,000 to $40 million dollars.

What I enjoy most about Xu Beihong is his compositions. They are a great blend of Eastern minimalism and Western realism.

D

 

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