“Oil paint and ink are two blades of the same pair of scissors” ~ Wu Guanzhong

Wu Guanzhong Crane Dance 2002 ink and wash

“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.


                   

Music by The Perishers, “Nothing Like You and I”

                   

November poem removed at request of publisher.

 

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One thought on ““Oil paint and ink are two blades of the same pair of scissors” ~ Wu Guanzhong

  1. From Meifu Wang, the editor of 21st Century Chinese Poetry.

    Menye’s poem “November”, which you posted here, is copyrighted. We would advise you to remove it promptly. The editor-and-translator team of 21st Century Chinese Poetry usually allow limited use of poems from the journal with proper attribution if a request is received before hand. We did not received a request in this case.

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