Xu Bangda: Appraise Calligraphy and Painting in the Forbidden City
Written by Cao Peng
Chemical Industry Press Co., Ltd
Publishing Time: Mar-2019
This book is composed of seven chapters. The first two chapters are about the introduction to Xu Bangda, review and analysis on his artistic attainments. The third chapter is the author's interview to Xu Bangda. The fourth and fifth chapters introduce Xu Bangda from two aspects, namely his relationship with Zhang Heng and Xu Bangda's views on Qianlong. The sixth chapter is the author's record on revisions of An Introduction to the Identification of Ancient Calligraphy and Painting. The last chapter is the enlightenment to the enthusiasts of calligraphy and painting appraisal from Xu Bangda.
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Dr. Cao Peng is a scholar, critic, painter and consultant of collection appraisal. He committed to the art and communication, and assumes the founder of Chinese Painting and Calligraphy, he has also founded or reformed many newspapers, such as Collection Digest and Mainstream. Now, he has published over 30 books, such as Master Talking about Art, Tea Talk in Leisure Hall, and Review in Leisure Hall. His paintings were published in People's Daily, Chinese Painting and Calligraphy, and Influences, etc.
Why recommend this book
Xu Bangda's achievements in painting and calligraphy appraisal are of great value for future studies. He has formed a complete set of methods and system for the calligraphy and painting appraisal. This book is a glimpse of his legendary life.