Live Chinese Art Demonstration
|Dates:||3 December 2014|
|Times:||02:00 - 15:30|
|What is it:||Talk|
|Organiser:||School of Arts, Languages and Cultures|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public|
Zheng Shenglong at Manchester Art Gallery
In Conversation with KOSTYA NOVOSELOV, chaired by Karen Wang
Art meets Science – Explore the common ground of art and science by witnessing this extraordinary demonstration of Chinese brush painting and challenging questions that blur the line between the visual and the scientific.
The Confucius Institute at The University of Manchester is proud to present Zheng Shenglong, calligrapher and art professor at Xiamen University in China, who will give a live brush painting demonstration, followed by a Q&A session with the director of the Confucius institute Karen Wang and Nobel Laureate Kostya Novoselow to compare the art of Chinese calligraphy to Science, as both disciplines requiring repetitive practice and control of energy.
Zheng paints on rice paper, with special brushes made from the hair of wolves and goats. His paintings, often featuring plants, trees and flowers also include messages in calligraphy summing up the moment of the painting.
Travel and Contact Information
Lecture Room, Manchester Art Gallery