Fan Zeng (范曾), a renowned Chinese artist specializing in traditional painting (国画) and calligraphy (书法), talked about how to appreciate the "beauty" of the traditional Chinese arts in a TV program of CCTV (China Central Television) .
In the talks, Mr. Fan compared the oriental artistic 'spirit' with that of the western culture and led the audience to appreciate Chinese arts from the perspective of an artist. His passionate presentations were informative as well as philosophical ....
Fan Zeng: On the Beauty of Chinese Calligraphy -- part 1
Fan Zeng: On the Beauty of Chinese Calligraphy -- part 2
Fan Zeng: On the Beauty of Chinese Traditional Painting -- part 1
Fan Zeng: On the Beauty of Chinese Traditional Painting -- part 2
A Brief Bio of Fan Zeng:
Fan Zeng (1938-) is a master of the "pure-line-drawing" technique. He considers that the "sounds of nature" can only be caught by a spontaneous reaction to what is observed, not a redrawing or a contour outline. He also specializes in "splashed ink" and figure painting. Fan Zeng followed the great painters of the Song dynasty in using simple and vigorous strokes of the brush and dynamic delineation of form.