Art Exposition Chinese Zen Painting of SHI Benru by Confucius Institute of Artois University

[Source]    Confucius Institute of Artois [Time]    2018-03-15 15:09:24 
 

During February 1st to March 3rd, the Confucius Institute of Artois University held an art exposition of SHI Benru on the subject of Chinese Zen Painting at Bureau d’Art et de Recherche in Roubaix, France, as one part of the 4th Chinese Art Festival. On February 3rd, the opening ceremony of the exposition was held at 16:30, and Master SHI Benru gave an opening speech while Director JIN Siyan translated for him and showed her congratulations. XU Xingwu, dean of College of Liberal Arts in Nanjing University, Director WU Zhaoyang of Confucius Institute, Professor ZHOU Xiaoshan of Artois University, Dr. Luisa Prudentino and Dr. Vanessa Denuccio of National Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilizations(INALCO), Dr. Romain Lefebvre of Artois University and other scholars who participated in the international seminar "Purpose of Art - West and East, Cultural Transfer" attended this opening ceremony. At 16:00 of February 4th, Master SHI Benru went to the gallery and gave his paintings and calligraphy works to the visitors as a gift. This exposition focused on showing the landscape of Zhongnan Mountain and implied Chinese Zen, which attracted almost 100 visitors in two days.


Opening speech, Bureau d’Art et de Recherche in Roubaix, France, February 3, 2018


Signature,Bureau d’Art et de Recherche in Roubaix, France, February 3, 2018


Gift,Bureau d’Art et de Recherche in Roubaix, France, February 3, 2018

Jingye Temple is located at the north foot of Zhongnan Mountain, Chang’an District, Xi’an, Shaanxi Province. It was founded in Sui Dynasty as one of the ancestral homes of Buddhism. The abbot of Jingye Temple, Master SHI Benru, has learnt Chinese landscape painting from Professor ZHANG Xiaohan and Professor YANG Xialin. He has studied Chinese Zen and painted for over thirty years, aiming at showing the true, the good and the beautiful of the world.


Group photo, Bureau d’Art et de Recherche in Roubaix, France, February 3, 2018

This exposition will last to March, which promotes the further communication between Chinese art and French art in painting.

(Edition/WU Qian Photo/TAO Song, LIN Jiaju)

 
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