A series of talks on Chinese ink painting will be held in conjuction with the National Gallery exhibitions on the Chen Chong Swee and Xiu Hai Lou Collection. The second edition of the Ink Masters Series focuses on ink as a medium and form of expression. The lectures explore topics ranging from appreciation of ink as a medium, calligraphy, paintings to ink art in today’s context, including contemporary art.
To fully appreciate ink painting, one must look beyond form, subject and ideas. The vitality and tonality of the brushwork reveal how the artist endeavours to not merely replicate the physical appearance of the subject, but capture its essence. The Beauty of Ink lecture on April 2nd provides insights into the basic principles and techniques of ink painting, and explores how ink is used to render different subjects in Chinese ink paintings from flora and fauna to landscapes and figures.
Admission is free and on a first-come, first-served basis.