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Guangdong Art Centennial Exhibition gets underway

(eguangzhou.gov.cn)Updated : 2017-08-08

After a successful showdown at the National Art Museum of China in Beijing from July 8 to 23, the Guangdong Art Centennial Exhibition is staging a return to the province from Aug 4 to Sept 5.

More than 500 exhibits are on display at 12 exhibition halls in Guangdong Museum of Art in Guangzhou. Pieces displayed include works like Drop your whip by Situ Qiao, Legend of the White Snake by Guan Liang and Green Great Wall by Guan Shanyue. Some of the works were collected from other provinces and are on show in Guangzhou for the first time.

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Giant pictures of 21 renowned Guangdong-based artists including Li Tiefu, He Xiangning impressed visitors at the National Art Museum of China in Beijing. [Photo/chinanews.com]

According to the organizers, the exhibition are divided into two phases, with the first phase lasting from Aug 4-20 and the second Aug 22-Sept 5 to ensure that more people from Guangdong can enjoy the masterpieces. Moreover, two special exhibition halls are set aside for the display of masterpieces by 21 renowned artists from Guangdong province.

Giant photos of these 21 artists including Li Tiefu, He Xiangning, Gao Jianfu and Lin Fengmian left deep impressions on visitors at the exhibition in Beijing. The photos again are on display at the Guangdong Museum of Art to enable visitors to acquaint themselves with the artists.

Augment Reality (AR) technology which debuted at the exhibition in Beijing is also introduced at the Guangzhou showdown. The technology creates a realistic movement of paintings- piquing the interest of young visitors at the Beijing exhibition. Art lovers who cannot make it to the museum can also enjoy the exhibition online by accessing the virtual exhibition halls based on advanced technologies.

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Green Great Wall by famous Chinese painter Guan Shanyue is on display at Guangdong Museum of Art from Aug 4 to Sept 5. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn] 

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Legend of the White Snake by Guan Liang is on display at Guangdong Museum of Art from Aug 4 to Sept 5. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]