01 work, PORTRAIT OF A LADY, Cui Xiaodong’s Tea garden in spring, with Footnotes. #125

Cui Xiaodong, (Chinese, born 1964)Title:
Tea garden in spring, c. 2012

Oil on canvas
160 x 110 cm. (63 x 43.3 in.)
Private collection

A Chinese garden employs illusion and discovery to transform available space into a microcosm of the world, not merely as it is but as it should be. More on a Chinese Garden

Cui Xiaodong was born in Qiqihar, Heilongjiang Province though his ancestral home was Yangzhou, Jiangsu Province. Cui Xiaodong graduated from the Department of Traditional Chinese Painting, CAFA in 1988 with a Master’s degree. Currently he is a professor of CAFA, Director of Yanhuang Art Museum.

With a profound traditional foundation in painting, Cui Xiaodong’s landscape painting is the combination of the tradition of Chinese painting and modern people’s aesthetic consciousness and the spirit of the age, he creates a dignified and vigorous, natural and fresh style of landscape painting, he is a representative of contemporary Chinese painting and has an important status in this field. His works are collected by the National Museum of China, CAFA, National Art Museum of China, The Great Hall of the People, Zhongnanhai Central Government Compound as well as in individual collections at home and abroad. He has published more than 30 books and individual workscatalogues. 

In 1999, he went to Paris International Art City to study. He is currently a professor and master tutor of the Oil Painting Department of the China Academy of Art. More on Cui Xiaodong

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