Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts

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Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts
Eastern Gouache, Heavy Color and Mineral Color Painting
2007-04-27 ~ 2007-05-27
Mineral pigment is a popular art medium since early Chinese art history. Until 1978, during the Reform and Openness period in Mainland China, heavy color paintings became a new art trend, and consequently the new term “Mineral Painting” appeared. On the other hand, Taiwan has inherited the “Toyoga” (Eastern Painting) tradition from Japanese Colonial Period, and the movement of “Eastern Couache” was rose in 1977. This movement also caused an open discussion in art field, which the mainstream then was Chinese ink painting.
In terms of definition, “Mineral Color Painting” in China focuses on the multiple presentation of mineral pigments, while “Eastern Gouache” in Taiwan refers to paintings that use colors mixed with gelatin, clay or metal. Eastern Gouache is much more colorful and diverse than Mineral Color Painting. Nevertheless, in the future development of paintings in Taiwan and China, both Mineral Color and Eastern Gouache are, no doubt, experimental and modern media.
In order to strengthen the public’s cognition on Mineral Color and Easter Gouache paintings, Professor (Curator) CHAN Chien-yu invites ten artists from Taiwan and China who are talented and innovative to participate this exhibition, including CHANG Hsiao-Lu, HU Wei, HU Ming-Che, LIN Guo-Chiang, CHANG Shuang, CHEN Yin-Wen, CHAN Chien-Yu, LEE Chen-Hui, KAO Yung-Long, and LIU Ling-Li. Their recent works could be a contrast of Chinese Mineral Color Painting and Taiwanese Eastern Gouache. From their works, the museum visitors could compare the differences of culture, arts, and education between China and Taiwan, and explore the future development of Mineral Color Painting and Eastern Gouache.