“Crane Dance” (2002, ink and wash on paper) by Wu Guanzhong
“Art is like a kite. You have to pull the string hard in order to stretch it to its limit, but you don’t want to pull it so hard that you break the thread, because the thread connects you to the land and its peoples.” ~ Wu Guanzhong
Once again, I have my tumblr dash to thank for discovering another artist. Seeing one print by Chinese artist Wu Guanzhong (1919-2010) set me on an internet search for more of his work, which I found in abundance. Rather than including some of the images in a post, I decided to let the art be the post, hence, the gallery below.
Wu Guanzhong is considered by many to be one of the greatest Chinese contemporary painters of all time. For more details on the artist’s life and works, click here, here, or here.
“Winter Scene” (nd, ink and color on paper)
“Pine Forest” (1992, ink and color on paper)
“Marriage Ties on the Wall II” (1999, ink on paper)
“Weeds on the top of Wall” (2002, ink and color on paper)
“Pomegranate” (1992, ink and color on paper)
“Ancient Tree by the River” (1977, ink and wash on paper)
“Secondhand Book Stall” (1989, ink and color on paper)
“Viewing Fish at Flower Harbour” (1977, ink and wash)
“The Hometown of Shakespeare” (1992, ink and wash)