Guangdong Province is the birthplace of the Lingnan style of landscape painting where for more than a century painters have been re-inventing the classic Chinese paintings of mountains and water. And Liang Shixiong is one of them. The veteran Chinese painter is exhibiting his paintings, sketches and calligraphic works at an exhibition at the Guan Shanyue Art Museum. Entry is free.
Having studied traditional Chinese painting and the Lingnan style of landscape painting with masters Guan Shanyue (1912-2000) and Li Xiongcai (1910-2001), Liang has also experimented with branching out beyond tradition. The 112 exhibits provide visitors a glance at how the 89-year-old artist’s style has evolved over the years. He often goes to construction sites and places of historic interest to do outdoor sketching.
From 1956, Liang had taught Chinese painting at the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts until retirement. His works are held in the collections of the National Art Museum of China, Guangdong Museum, Guangdong Museum of Art and the Guan Shanyue Art Museum.
Dates: Until June 2
Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., closed Mondays
Venue: Guan Shanyue Art Museum, Futian District (福田区关山月美术馆)
Metro: Line 3 or 4 to Children’s Palace Station (少年宫站), Exit F