"Brushstroke a Painting -- An Exhibition of Lin Tao" was Held in Zhejiang Art Museum
Mon, Aug 1 2022 13:47 times

On July 16th, 2022, "Brushstroke a Painting -- An Exhibition of Lin Tao" was held in Zhejiang Art Museum. The exhibition, hosted by Zhejiang Shuren University and organized by the School of Art of Zhejiang Shuren University, lasted for 13 days.

Zhang Qing, Secretary of the Party Committee of Zhejiang Shuren University, announced the opening of the exhibition. The attendees of the opening ceremony included Mao Xuefei, Former Secretary of the Party Committee of China Academy of Art and Zhejiang Shuren University, Professors Zhang Ziyi, Jin Yide, Qin Dahu, Hu Zhenyu, Bai Renhai from the China Academy of Art, Dean Zhang Hong of the College of Biomedical Engineering and Instrument Science of Zhejiang University, and more than 20 famous professors from the universities located in Hangzhou, for example, Zhejiang University of Technology, the Academy of Fine Arts of Zhejiang Normal University, China Jiliang University, Zhejiang University of Finance & Economics and Hangzhou Normal University, and Xiao Han, famous director of Chinese documentary films, representatives from literary federations, art associations and cooperative enterprises, as well as our Vice President Chen Xinmin, many leaders of related functional departments of our University, and the representatives of teachers and students of the School of Art. And the opening ceremony was hosted by Zhao Yan, Dean of the School of Art.

The works exhibited this time were mainly the ones created by Mr. Lin Tao since he returned to China in 2008 and has been teaching in the School of Art of our university. “Brushstroke A Painting in the theme was derived from the Words on Art by Shi Tao, a master of painting in the Qing Dynasty, the theory of “Brushstroke A Painting occupies a special position and has extensive influence in the history of Chinese painting theories. Its core idea is that all laws and all things originate from and return to one, which is the beginning and the end of painting. Mr. Lin Tao took its meaning of "returning to the beginning" as the theme of the exhibition.

There were more than 70 works exhibited totally in this exhibition, mainly oil paintings, but also some acrylic paintings and a small number of sketches on paper. The paintings were mostly expressed in black, white, and gray and selective essential color combinations, presenting a simple, concise, and calm visual experience. The themes of the paintings included local customs and practices of Hangzhou from the end of the last century to before and after the liberation, the re-creation of the "paintings of the Song Dynasty" with oil painting language, the comprehensive works of portrait creation and personality topics to show the characters around, and the sketching works of some landscapes and still life.

Through these paintings, the visitors can feel the creator's artistic conception of "A Painting" of returning to visual sense, and to the pure aesthetic and expression.