CHINA - PARIS

Feature in exhibition catalogue: CHINA - PARIS, SEVEN CHINESE PAINTERS WHO STUDIED IN FRANCE, 1918 - 1960

"Those who arrived in Paris after World War II, Zao Wou-Ki, Hsieh Ching-Lan, Hsiang Ping-Ming, T'ang Haywen, Chu Teh-Chun and Walasse Ting merged easily into the Paris art field. Though they knew nothing of non-representational art, soon after their arrival in Paris they quickly grasped the post-war world wide trend of abstract art. Some of them, such as Zao Wou-Ki, Chu Teh-Chun and T'ang Haywen, combined Chinese calligraphy and philosophy in non-representational art and distinguished themselves as abstract expressionist painters. Others were inclined to folk art pattern or the idea of play, for example Walasse Ting and the sculptor Hsiang Ping-Ming. Their success stimulated many Chinese artists in Taiwan in the 1960s, and influenced them to go abroad. Consequently, overseas Chinese artists have become an interesting facet of modern Chinese art." - THE ESSENCE OF CHINESE ART REFORMATION IN THE EARLY TWENTIETH CENTURY, Rita Chang Yuan-Chien

Exhibition: Taipei Fine Arts Museum, 26 March - 26 June, 1988

Publisher: Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan, 1988

Language: Chinese and English