Calligraphic and painting works from China's historic mountain on display in Beijing

Xu Fei China Plus Published: 2017-12-27 17:21:56
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Artist Yi Liao speaks at THE WIND FROM THE MOUNTAIN SONG exhibition which opened at the Today Art Museum in Beijing on Dec. 22, 2017.[Photo: China Plus]

Artist Yi Liao speaks at THE WIND FROM THE MOUNTAIN SONG exhibition which opened at the Today Art Museum in Beijing on Dec. 22, 2017.[Photo: China Plus]

Over 200 oil paintings, ink paintings, calligraphy works and documentary videos from one of the Five Famous Mountains in China, Songshan Mountain in Henan province, are now on display at the Today Art Museum in Beijing.

The artworks were all created by young artists who have traveled to live in a village on Songshan mountain, where they've been attending art lessons arranged by veteran artist Yi Liao (一了) while also learning the practices of Zen Buddhism from him.

A piece of calligraphy on twelve Zodiac Signs written by artist Zhang Baoquan, who stayed at a secluded Songshan mountain village. It is now among many other exhibits at THE WIND FROM THE MOUNTAIN SONG exhibition now underway at the Today Art Museum in Beijing.[Photo: China Plus]

A piece of calligraphy on twelve Zodiac Signs written by artist Zhang Baoquan, who stayed at a secluded Songshan mountain village. It is now among many other exhibits at THE WIND FROM THE MOUNTAIN SONG exhibition now underway at the Today Art Museum in Beijing.[Photo: China Plus]

Observers think the ongoing THE WIND FROM THE MOUNTAIN SONG exhibition is a review of recent works by some 33 artists who have secluded themselves in the remote Songshan mountain village. Since 2011, Yi Liao has arranged similar art exhibitions each year all around China showing his student artists' pieces of art that distinguish themselves from their peers who learn art at school.

To date, Yi Liao has held 29 exhibitions in Shanghai, and provinces like Guangdong, Fujian, Shandong, Shanxi, Henan, Yunnan and Gansu.

The ongoing exhibition will run until January 10 next year.

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