sentiments, picturesque language, 'painting in poetry, and poetry
in painting'-- these are some common sayings on the affinity between
painting and poetry. In other words, a painting must have a soul
and that is the artist's original conception. A good landscape painting
is one that gives the viewer the feeling that he is actually in
it. It should have an ever-present aura. It can be compared to a
good portrait in which not only the physical likeness of the sitter
is captured but also, more importantly, the spirit.
graduate of Harvard School of Design, Yahong has made Chinese Brush
Painting her passion for many years. The theme of Yahong’s
exhibit is “Four Seasons.” There are two subject groups:
flower-bird, including varieties of flowers, birds, fruits and trees
with significant Chinese symbolism for hundreds of years; and landscape.
enjoy what Yahong presents to you.
Shen will present a demonstration of Chinese Brush Paintings on
Saturday, May 6 at 2 p.m. in the Library’s meeting room. This
demo is free and open to the public.