Shandong hosts fan art exhibition in Cambodia
Organized by the Shandong provincial department of culture, the Shandong Art Academy and an Angkor-based art museum, an exhibition of Chinese painted fans was recently unveiled in Phnom Penh, capital of Cambodia.
Painting on a small canvas, such as a fan, requires accuracy in composition and is a highly skilled art form. The exhibition collected more than 40 exquisite fans from established Chinese contemporary artists including Kong Weike, Jiang Hongwei, Liu Shujun, Zhao Yingshui and Wang Pande.
Fan painting is a time-honored traditional art in China, and many works are masterpieces that have been passed down through generations. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]
Featuring mountains, rivers, flower-and-birds, portraits and calligraphy, the exhibits presented local people with the time-honored Chinese fan art.
More than 30 distinguished guests from governments and cultural communities of Shandong and Cambodia attended the opening ceremony, including Ji Xiangqi, vice governor of Shandong province, Wang Lei, director of Shandong provincial department of culture and Khoy Khun Huor, governor of Cambodia's Kampot province.
Ji Xiangqi, vice governor of Shandong province, delivers a speech at the opening ceremony of an exhibition of Chinese painted fans in Phnom Penh, capital of Cambodia on Nov 15. [Photo/sdwht.gov.cn]
"Situated at the eastern coast of China, Shandong has rich cultural heritages with a large population and strong economy. It is one of the birthplaces of ancient Chinese civilization and the hometown of philosophers such as Confucius and Mencius," said Ji.
According to Ji, painting and calligraphy represent the evolution of Chinese culture and the exhibition will offer local residents a real taste of Chinese culture, and help promote cultural exchanges between the two sides.
Khoy Khun Huor said that Cambodia and China share a long history of exchanges and thanked China for its great amount of selfless assistance and support to the country in the past years. He also expressed his hope that Shandong and Kampot will strengthen cooperation in culture and other fields and further cement the friendship.
An exhibition of Chinese painted fans is unveiled in Phnom Penh, capital of Cambodia on Nov 15. [Photo/sdwht.gov.cn]
The Shandong Art Academy will organize drawing tours in Angkor in a bid to further strengthen the cultural exchanges between China and Cambodia and promote Qilu culture.