Published on the occasion of the exhibition “Contemporary Chinese Oil Painting: From Realism to Post-Modernism”, held in Brussels (Belgium) October-December, 1995,
this catalogue offers a visual and written documentation of the history of oil painting in China. The artists featured here represent a diversity of styles of the genre while the accompanying essays,
written by noted academics and specialists in the field of Chinese oil painting, provide an insightful background of its development. Short biographies of the artists are included in this catalogue.
Copiously illustrated in colour and black and white throughout. Text in English and Chinese.
Preface [Manfred Schoeni]
Introduction: Oil painting in China – Rejecting, Reshaping or Replacing the Tradition? [James Cahill (chin. Gao Juhan 高居翰),
and Hsingyuan Tsao / Cao Xingyuan 曹星原]
The Historical Impact of Foreign Art on Chinese Painting [Nigel Cameron (chin. Jinmalun 金馬倫)]
The Early Years (?–1927) [Shui Tianzhong 水天中]
Diversification & Coming Together (1928–1949) [Fan Di An / Fan Di'an 範迪安]
The Recovery Years (1950–1966) and the Recession of the Cultural Revolution (1966–1976) [Shao Dazhen 邵大箴]
The Open Door (1976–1989) [Yin Shuangxi 殷雙喜]
The 90s (1990–1995) [Liu Xiaochun 劉驍純].
Artists: Ai Xuan艾軒; Cao Li 曹力; Ding Yi 丁乙; Guo Jin 郭晉; Guo Wei 郭偉; He Sen 何森; Hong Ling 洪凌; Jiang Guofang 姜國芳; Li Guijun 李貴君; Li Shan 李山; Li Tianyuan 李天元; Liu Dahong 劉大鴻; Liu Liping 劉麗萍; Liu Wei 劉煒; Liu Xiaodong 劉小東; Qi Zhilong 祁志龍; Sun Weimin 孫為民; Wang Guangyi 王廣義; Wang Hao 王浩; Wang Huaiqing 王懷慶; Wang Huaxiang 王華祥; Wang Jinsong 王勁松; Wang Yidong 王沂東; Wang Yuping 王玉平; Wei Rong 韋蓉; Weng Danxian 翁誕憲; Xia Xing 夏星; Xin Haizhou 忻海洲; Xu Mangyao 徐芒耀; Yang Feiyun 楊飛雲; Yang Shaobin 楊少斌; Yu Shaofei 于少非; Yue Minjun 岳敏君; Zhang Bin 張瀕; Zhang Gong 張弓; Zhao Bandi 趙半狄; Zhong Biao 鐘飆.