Exhibition shows changes in China's capital

By Han Bingbin ( ) Updated: 2014-03-14 14:11:19
Exhibition shows changes in China's capital

Spring in Suburban Beijing, by Duan Jiyuan [Photo provided to China Daily]

Colorful Beijing and Chinese Dream, a calligraphy andpaintingexhibition, aims to mix tradition and innovation by having the country's topartists depict the capital's modern images, under the themes, "Urban Style", "Beautiful Countryside" and "Ecological Civilization".

More than 100 artists, 80 percent of whom are members of national-level artist and calligrapher associations, were encouraged to go into Beijing's old neighborhoods, modern districts, suburbs and countryside to capture the capital's recent changes.

The 125 pieces of artwork on display include 84 traditional ink paintings, 10 oil paintings and six calligraphy works. The renowned artists featured include Liu Dawei, chairman of the China Artists Association.

The exhibition opened at the Capital Library of China on March 10 and will run until March 24, after which it will also tour to New York and Moscow. After the international tour, some of the artworks will be donated to charity organizations.

Exhibition shows changes in China's capital

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