A lotus painting by Chinese artist Wu Guanzhong on display. (Photo/chinadaily.com.cn)
A National Art Museum of China exhibition showcasing the work of Asian artists opened Friday.
The displayed work portrays the modern spirit of Chinese culture, the artistry of different parts of Asia and the shared cultural origins of Asian countries.
Shared Inspiration - Asian Art Exhibition features 130 artworks by 120 artists from 41 countries in Asia, covering art forms ranging from ink and oil paintings to prints and sculptures.
A visitor looks at painting Consolation by Ram Viranjan, India, on May 10, 2019. (Photo/chinadaily.com.cn)
Items on show are categorized into three themes - Expression of the East, Beauty of China, and Charm of Asia - revealing respectively the poetic features of Asian art; the beauty and vibrancy of modern China in the eyes of artists from other Asian countries; and Chinese artists' understandings of landscapes and people's lives in other parts of Asia.
East - West, by Tikhonova Marina and Tikhonova Nikolay, Israel, on display May 10, 2019. (Photo/chinadaily.com.cn)
The exhibition runs until May 26, sponsored by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, hosted by the National Art Museum of China and co-organized by the China Arts and Entertainment Group.
It's part of series of events for Joint Exhibition of Asian Civilizations, a cultural program during the 2019 Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations, which will open in Beijing next Wednesday.
If you go:
Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (closed Mondays), till May 26
Venue: National Art Museum of China, 1 Wusi Avenue,
Dongcheng district.北京市东城区五四大街一号 中国美术馆
Contact: 010-6400-1476. Tickets: Free (ID cards needed for entry)
Attendees look at painting Kazak Girls by Khalid Alshatti, Kuwait, on May 10, 2019. (Photo/chinadaily.com.cn)
A Beauty in the Forbidden City, by Ahmed Moqeem, Kuwait, on display May 10, 2019. (Photo/chinadaily.com.cn)
Painting Rose from Lake of Sailimu, by Asghar Ismaeel Akbar, Bahrain, on display May 10, 2019. (Photo/chinadaily.com.cn)
Lotus paintings on display, May 10, 2019. Lotus shares the same pronunciation ( he) as “peace” in Chinese, the works thus implying peace and harmony. (Photo/chinadaily.com.cn)