Classical • Realistic

Re-View——Opening Exhibition part of Cases•History

By Long Museum West Bund

Long Museum West Bund

Portraits of "Classical-Realist" artistsLong Museum West Bund

The oil paintings by artists like Yang Feiyun, Chen Yifei, and Chen Danqing draw on Western painting in both techniques and cultural significance, importing them into a realistic context in China.

Tibetan Man, Ai Xuan, 1980, From the collection of: Long Museum West Bund
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Thinking of History at My Space, Chen Yifei, 1978, From the collection of: Long Museum West Bund
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Chen Yifei's paintings feature peaceful, soft, and beautiful scenes where a touch of Oriental culture is integrated into American Photorealism.
Classical realist artists use Western painting techniques and endow their works with Chinese essence.

The Third Generation, He Duoling and Ai Xuan, 1984, From the collection of: Long Museum West Bund
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He Duoling's realistic paintings show an influence from Andrew Wyeth, a contemporary American realist painter. In his paintings, emphasis is put not only on realism but also on humanism, as they carry a human touch and endeavor to create an artistic realm.

A Charity Performance, to Commemorate Guernica, Yu Xiaofu, 1987, From the collection of: Long Museum West Bund
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Travel Together, Yang Feiyun, 1996, From the collection of: Long Museum West Bund
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Yang Feiyun pays homage to masters of Classicism including Velazquez and Rembrandt. His works entail his own sentiments.

Tibetan Group, Chen Danqing, 1989, From the collection of: Long Museum West Bund
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Woman in Black, Woman in Black, 1997, From the collection of: Long Museum West Bund
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Letter From Far Away, Zhao Bandi, 1980s, From the collection of: Long Museum West Bund
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Cousins, Wei Ershen, 1992, From the collection of: Long Museum West Bund
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Monument, Leng Jun, 1994, From the collection of: Long Museum West Bund
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Smile, Li Tianyuan, 1991, From the collection of: Long Museum West Bund
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All of the artists mentioned above happen to make full use of the painting language of Classical Realism.
It seems that the growing Chinese oil painting cannot avoid mastering the idiomatic language of oil painting.It is against such a background that these classical realist artists take up new responsibilities for the development of Chinese painting.

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Director: Wang Wei
Curator: Wang Huangsheng, Cao Qinghui, Guo Xiaoyan

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