Impression—Feng Shaoxie Oil Painting Exhibition Kicks Off in
The 16 Asian Games opens
in Guangzhou (formerly known as Canton) on Nov 12, 2010, another major sports
event in China on the heels of the Beijing Olympics which has brought the
capital and the country closer to the world. This time, the 2010 Asian Games
will put Guangzhou under the spotlight.
The oil painting exhibition of Feng Shaoxie: Guangzhou Impression — Canton’s Splendor over
200 years opens at , Royal Opera Arcade Pall Mall in London on Nov 12,
2009, a day of great significance as it marks the one year count-down to the Guangzhou
Asian Games. The exhibition, which will close on Nov 18,
is co-organized by Guangzhou Daily, the most successful newspaper in China, China
International Culture Association, Guangzhou Association of Cultural Exchange
with Foreign Countries and Guangzhou Municipal Bureau of Culture, with generous
support from the British Library, British Council and Getty images.
30 pieces of Feng's artworks will be exhibited. The famed artist is a
representative of Chinese critical realistic oil painters, with two solo shows held in National Museum of China in 2003 and
2006 respectively, namely the Observation
of China’s Cultural Market and the Dove
of the Middle East. This year, by depicting various sceneries of from 1795 to
2010, Feng presents the city’s profound changes in more than 200 years; some of
his works are associated with historical events. His lifelike paintings will
unfold the city’s past and future, its custom, architecture and culture.