April 30, 2013, 04:00 – 06:00 pm

Chinese landscape ink drawing

Deeply in Garden
庭 院 深 深
Qiu Shuman, Artist from Shenzhen, V.R. China

Presentation of works in traditional manner, in a private atmosphere with a cup of green tea.
Place: FRISE – Guest Workshop
(Entry in the gateway left)

Qiu Shuman

“Deeply in Garden”
The artist Qiu Shuman works in the tradition of Chinese landscape ink drawing.
Since the Song dynasty, i.e. more than 1000 years artists have worked with this special language of illustrating landscape.
“It is related to the traditional oriental attitude of respect for and cooperation with nature. ‘Learn from nature’ and ‘search all the special mountains to draft for painting’ (Meister Shi Tao – Qing Dynasty), Chinese artists claimed that painting from nature was very necessary for arts. Feature the object to multi-point perspective observation way, as we always can see from handscroll, it just liked to tell you a story or take you to travel somewhere you would like to visit and stay.
Landscapists transformed their literary, poetic and philosophy of feelings towards cloud, water, trees and rocks etc, into a pictorial language produced growing images of landscape. Through evoking a mood of ideal atmosphere, indicating the appeal of the painter’s spiritual homeland …” (Qiu Shuman)