Xu Beihong: 8 works

A slideshow of artworks auto-selected from multiple collections

By Google Arts & Culture

Two Horses (1944) by Xu BeihongLong Museum West Bund

'Xu Beihong was born in Yixing, Jiangsu province.'

The Pine and the Eagle by Xu BeihongLong Museum West Bund

'Xu Beihong was born in Yixing, Jiangsu province. In 1916, he got his higher education at Aurora University in Shanghai, majoring in French, and then he worked as Art Director of Hardoon Garden and a professor of art at Mingzhi University.'

Female Nude by Xu BeihongLong Museum West Bund

'In 1927, he returned to his country and established South China Art Academy, and also he worked as a professor at Department of Art Education of Jiangsu University in Nanjing. In 1928, he became Dean of the College of Arts of Peking University, and later he began to teach at National Central University.'

Lady (1917) by Xu BeihongLong Museum West Bund

'He travelled to Japan in 1917 to study arts for a short period. In 1919, he went to France and entered National School of Fine Arts in Paris, France ( École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts de Paris ).'

Jiu Fang Gao (1931) by Xu BeihongChina Modern Contemporary Art Document

'Xu Beihong adhered to the innovative spirit of "transforming traditional Chinese paintings", and created a lot of works based on real life and expression of subjective feelings. He absorbed western style technology language and highlighted figures portrait, characterization and plots.'

Ancient Temple in Mount E’mei (1936) by Xu BeihongLong Museum West Bund

'In 1949, he became Chairman of the Chinese Painters Association and Dean of China Central Academy of Fine Arts in 1950.'

Fun in the Countryside (1936) by Xu BeihongLong Museum West Bund

'In 1943, he established China Academy of Art. In 1946, he was appointed as Dean of National Beiping Art College.'

Galloping horse (1953) by Xu BeihongChina Modern Contemporary Art Document

'His horse sketching drafts are no less than one thousand pieces. He studied horse anatomy, so he was quite familiar with horse's skeleton, muscles, organs, actions and looks.'

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