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Exhibition January 12 − March 3, 2019

Innovation: Chinese artists abroad in France and Chinese contemporary art (1911-1949)

Exhibition "Innovation. Chinese artists in France and Chinese contemporary art (1911-1949), Organized by the Central Academy of Fine Arts (abbreviation CAFA), the CAFA Art Museum and the Lun Museum, is represented in the CAFA Art Museum. The exhibition tells about the phenomenon when Chinese artists studied in France in the first half of the 20th century, about the generation of art pioneers who went to study at the National High School of Fine Arts in Paris, where they systematically studied artistic disciplines such as oil painting, sculpture, drawing, color .

Most of them returned to China after they successfully completed their studies, and brought with them Western academic art schools, such as classicism, realism, modernism. New art forms, languages and concepts have made a vital contribution to the overall development of Chinese art. The most important event was the fact that oil painting began to spread in China, and became a style for Chinese artists that allowed them to recognize and depict the world. This greatly contributed to the transition of Chinese art from the traditional modes of expression to the modern approach.

The exhibition consists of more than 200 works by more than 50 artists. The exhibits are collected from more than 40 public and private collections. This is the largest exhibition of academic history at the beginning of the XX century.