At one with nature: the psyche of traditional Chinese painting
Lecture and ink painting demonstration
The story of Bada Shanren (1626-1705) is one of drama and trauma at the fall of the Ming Dynasty. A child prodigy, he laid out a path for many Chinese artists to follow. Join Dr Richard Wu, practising psychiatrist, artist and historian, as he takes us into the art, life and psyche of this deeply troubled art genius.
After the lecture, Chinese-Australian artist Andrew Lo demonstrates his contemporary approach to the Chinese xieyi style of ink painting favoured by Bada Shanren. Andrew’s painting is the embodiment of xieyi, which literally means ‘writing meaning’, as he paints his feelings for the Australian bush.
Presented by the Australian Chinese Painting Society.
Image: Ink painting demonstration by Andrew Lo