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Modest Art Educator – Steven Fang Yucheng on the Chinese Painting

Steven Fang Yucheng Chinese Paintinga

Steven Fang Yucheng 房玉成 inherited the art gene from his father, who loves painting and playing violin, “I started to paint everywhere I could when I was about 2 years old, initially this causes a lot problems, because we rent a house at the time, and I started to paint on the walls, not only our room, also landlord’s house walls with anything that could make a color… but gradually my parents found that I wasn’t drawing randomly…” Steven said.

Famous Chinese Artists Chinese Orchid Painting

The orchid is a flower with a hint of fragrance. The orchid is full of fragrance and the color of the flower is very popular. So what is the meaning of orchids, what are the symbolic meanings of orchids? Orchid is a precious and magical herb. She grows in the wild forests of the mountains. […]

Chinese Painting – Beginner Full Course 10 Sessions Every Friday 7-9pm (Starting May 24th, 2019)

Chinese Painting – Beginner Full Course 10 Sessions Every Friday 7-9pm Our new Chinese painting beginner full course starts on May 24th (Friday), 2019 7-9pm, and will run every Friday 7-9pm for 10 weeks, total course fee is S$330 only. The full course will come with certificate after completion and will eligible to enroll our […]

Learn how to paint KOI fish and Gold fish in Chinese Painting

koi fish chinese painting

Koi fish symbolism (pronounced coy fish) is common in both Chinese culture and feng shui, depicted on artwork, clothing, tattoos, and even with live fish used in landscape design. By knowing the koi meaning and long history, you can more easily understand why people revere this beautiful fish so deeply. Koi are an ancient and […]

Japanese Sumi-e painting appreciation

Japanese Sumi-e painting appreciation SUMI-E is the Japanese word for Black Ink Painting. East Asian Painting and writing developed together in ancient China using the same materials —brush and ink on paper. For Sumi-e, the emphasis is placed on the beauty of each individual stroke of the brush. The Chinese speak of “writing a painting” […]

Why “Fish” in Chinese represent Wealth?

Why “Fish” in Chinese represent Wealth? In Chinese culture, the symbol of fish has two attributed qualities. The first one is the aspect of abundance (because of the ability of fish to quickly reproduce in large quantities). The words for fish and abundance are pronounced the same in Chinese (鱼,yu余) so the fish in the […]

Expressions of Pen & Palette – Art Exhibition – National Gallery (31 Aug 2018–29 Sep 2019)

2018 National Gallery Singapore Wu GuanZhong Exhibition

EXHIBITION OVERVIEW (- National Gallery Singapore) Wu Guanzhong (1919-2010) is one of the most significant artists of 20th century China. His distinctive style fuses Western and Chinese art traditions, and set a new direction for modern Chinese art. A prolific painter and writer, his works paved the way for younger generations of artists and continue […]

“The Gentleman from East” – Bamboo – Chinese Painting Appreciation

Chinese painting appreciation

“The Gentleman from East” – Bamboo – Chinese Painting Appreciation In Chinese tradition, bamboo symbolizes the elasticity, longevity, happiness and spiritual truth of life. Bamboo has an unusual Chinese traditional cultural meaning. Bamboo is always green and symbolizes tenacious life and youth forever; bamboo hollow represents the character of the open mind; its branches are […]

Chinese ink painting workshop – Mountain & Cloud

Chinese ink painting workshop – Mountain & Cloud Mountain & Cloud – Chinese Ink Painting Workshop Date: August 25th, 2018  (Saturday) Time: 3 Hours (14:00 – 17:00) Fee: S$55 (All material provided, Free flow of Chinese Tea, Coffee & Snacks) Studio Address: 90 Goodman Road, Goodman Arts Centre, Block O, #02-65, Singapore 439053 In this 3 hours Mountain & Cloud Chinese […]