Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Xu Bei Hong

Xu Beihong ( 徐悲鴻) was a renown artist from Yixing, Jiangsu province of China. He was well known for his  paintings of horses in Chinese ink. He was also good at painting epic Chinese themes in oil – a show of his high proficiency in an essential Western art technique. Xu is regarded as one of the few influential artists of modern China whose works are highly sough after in major auction houses.

Galloping horse in Chinese ink
There is an oil painting by Xu on display at the National Museum. He painted this painting during the 2nd World War. The painting was about a street performer doing a dance item to raise funds for war efforts. A soldier can be seen standing among a crowd of villagers.

Xu's painting on display in Singapore

Portrait of Xu Beihong

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