Woodblock painting exhibition underway in Taizhou
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A woodblock painting featuring Qi Jiguang, a Chinese military general and national hero during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), by Wang Yang, a fine arts teacher at Taizhou University. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]
An exhibition featuring 60 woodblock paintings by 10 artists from Taizhou is currently underway at the Taizhou Painting and Calligraphy Academy.
Slated to run until Dec 5, the exhibition which was organized by Taizhou bureau of culture, radio, television, tourism and sports, aims to showcase the city's profound culture and history and to boost the development of local woodlock painting art.
Among the exhibits is a set of six woodblock paintings themed on Qi Jiguang by Wang Yang.
Qi Jiguang was a Chinese military general and national hero during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). He was best remembered for his courage and leadership in the fight against Japanese pirates along the east coast of China as well as his reinforcement work on the Great Wall of China.
Wang graduated from China Academy of Art in 1987 and now teaches fine arts at Taizhou University.
In March 2019, Wang established a woodblock painting workshop in Taizhou. The exhibition's works were primarily created by Wang and his students.