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Liu Chun

Pioneer of Chinese Fauvism-Expressionism

The European Museum of Modern Art (MEAM) is pleased to announce a special exhibition that will explore the astonishing world of self-taught artist Liu Chun and her unique contribution to the art world. The exhibition, which will take place from September 20th to 29th, coincides with the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Spain.

The exhibition, titled "Liu Chun, Pioneer of Chinese Fauvism-Expressionism," is the result of an in-depth study conducted by Hsu Fenlan, an expert with 30 years of experience in Western art research. Hsu Fenlan embarked on a challenging task: to explore the evolution of contemporary Chinese painting over the last two decades. Coincidentally, her research coincided with the preparations for this solo exhibition of Liu Chun in Barcelona.

Liu Chun is a prominent figure in contemporary Chinese art. Despite her brief period of artistic creation and lack of formal academic training, Liu Chun has distinguished herself with her distinctive style and her ability to express the beauty of purity and simplicity in nature through her work. Her focus is on the soul rather than the form, following one of the most important theories in Chinese painting.

The exhibition examines Liu Chun's work through a series of comparisons with both Chinese and Western masters, highlighting her influence from Impressionism and Fauvism. Through this exhibition, visitors will appreciate how Liu Chun has fused elements of traditional Chinese and Western painting, creating a bold and expressive artistic style.

Among the Chinese artists compared to Liu Chun are Liu Haisu, Lin Fengmian, Wu Guanzhong, Chang Yu, and Zhao Wu-ki. Liu Chun's affinity with these masters is emphasized, particularly in terms of expressiveness, the use of contrasting colors, and vivid lines in her work.

Furthermore, a comparison is drawn with Western art masters such as Claude Monet, Vincent van Gogh, Marc Chagall, and Erich Heckel, highlighting how Liu Chun has incorporated elements of Expressionism and Fauvism into her technique, creating artwork that transcends cultural boundaries.

The exhibition "Liu Chun, Pioneer of Chinese Fauvism-Expressionism" offers a unique opportunity for art lovers in Barcelona and beyond to appreciate the work of this talented Chinese artist and her impact on the world of contemporary art. Organizers hope that this exhibition will inspire future generations of artists to explore new frontiers in the fusion of Eastern and Western artistic traditions.

The exhibition will be open to the public at the European Museum of Modern Art (MEAM) from September 20th to 29th, 2023. Don't miss the opportunity to experience Liu Chun's captivating artistic world and her contribution to Chinese and global contemporary art.

Liu Chun is a prominent figure in contemporary Chinese art. Despite her brief period of artistic creation and lack of formal academic training, Liu Chun has stood out for her distinctive style and her ability to express the beauty of purity and the simplicity of nature through her work. Her focus is on the soul rather than the form, following one of the most important theories in Chinese painting.

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