Celluloid dreams

By Rebecca Lo ( China Daily ) Updated: 2014-06-22 10:00:22

Celluloid dreams

La Seine is seen among the 50 photos of historic sites in the show.

The quality of posters has improved with time and the use of technology. Photography, computer-aided illustrations and special effects have added to the sophistication of some posters and placed them well in the art world. In some, the mix of images and text is beautiful.

Celluloid dreams

Objects come alive in new art exhibit

Celluloid dreams

Fictional Reality, Sino-French Digital Art Exhibition 

Wang's collection is a trip down memory lane not just for movie buffs but also for people who appreciate the evolution of graphic design over the past century.

From fantasy to a reality that at times, seems fantastical, is the exhibition of Cheng Zenghou's 85 photographs taken in Paris. Cheng is a former professor at Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou and specialized in French literature. He has also translated some writings of Victor Hugo into Chinese.

Over the years, Cheng has traveled to the city of lights to capture its mystery and romance through his camera.

Now retired, Cheng has selected his best images of 50 historic sites for an exhibition at Redtory that looks at Paris through a researcher's eye. Many of the city's most iconic places are presented including the river Seine, the Louvre and the Champs Elysees. Each photograph is tempered by Cheng's fondness for the city and how its architecture has developed over the years, including for some of the world's finest buildings.

The exhibition is a tribute to 50 years of diplomatic ties between China and France.



128 Yuancun Siheng Road, Tianhe district, Guangzhou.

Peep at Screen: Movie Poster Exhibition II

9 am-5 pm, until June 24. E7 Hall

The 50th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations Between China and France: 50 Historic Sites in Paris-Cheng Zhenghou Photographic Exhibition

9 am-5 pm, until July 13. F10 Gallery.


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