Chao Shao An 2018 Wall Calendar
Chao Shao An 2018 Wall Calendar Chao Shao An 2018 Wall Calendar
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In the waning days of the Qing dynasty (1644–1911), China’s first formal art schools were founded in an atmosphere of spirited debate about tradition, reform, and what it meant to be an artist in that culture. The painter Chao Shao-an (1905–1998) came of age following this upheaval. A leader in the modernist movement, Chao strove, like his masters, both “to learn from nature [and to] be inspired by [an] inner sensibility.” In his mid-twenties he established the Lingnan Art Studio in order to advance this fresh and vital approach.

Chao’s fluid brushwork, rich colors, and inventive composition are evident in this calendar’s reproductions of twelve of his paintings. All are from the collection of the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, one of the largest museums in the Western world devoted exclusively to Asian art.