This exhibition displays both painting and calligraphy, called “sister arts” in Chinese culture. In each, mastery of brushstroke, line, and rhythm provide structure and discipline, creating the freedom to explore and express an emotional response to the subject. Since the early 20th century, many Chinese artists have also embraced Western styles, experimenting with ink-splashing and abstraction, but never entirely abandoning their artistic heritage.
West Meets East: Encounter with Chinese Art is the first installation from the Delaware Art Museum’s new Outlooks Exhibition Series. This program offers exhibitions created by regional organizations, individuals, and community groups and hosted by the Delaware Art Museum, furthering the Museum’s mission “to offer an inclusive and essential community resource.” Information and guidelines for the Outlooks Exhibition Series can be found here.
Lily Pond, 2007
Shao Ching Brittingham (born 1949)
Chinese brush painting
Watercolor on paper, 16 x 16 inches
Lent by the artist