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Over 100 Sketches Displayed at Li Zijian Art Museum (May 25-July 28)

Updated: 2019-05-28

A sketch titled “Bacchanalia” by a Russian painter. (Photo/Mo Fan)

On May 25, an exhibition of sketches by teachers and students from the Repin Academy of Fine Arts in Russia, opened at Changsha’s Li Zijian Art Museum. This is the exhibition’s fourth stop on its national tour. More than 100 sketches of various themes and styles by more than 30 painters who graduated from the Repin Academy of Fine Arts were displayed. The exhibition lasts until July 28.

The Repin Academy of Fine Arts is Russia's premier fine arts institution. It has cultivated such painting masters as I. E. Repin, V. I. Surikov, I. I. Shishkin, and A. A. Milnikov, and is known as the "cradle of art masters".


A sketch by Chinese Painter Zheng Guanxu. (Photo/Mo Fan)

The exhibition displays sketches by late Russian painting masters including N. I. Fechin and A. A. Milnikov, famous contemporary Russian artists such as Aleksandr Bystrov and Nikolai Blokhin, and Chinese artists studying in the Russian Repin Academy of Fine Arts, such as Cao Chunsheng, Su Gaoli, and Wang Tieniu.


Visitors view paintings. (Photo/Mo Fan)

Exhibition Curator Li Zijian, who is also the Li Zijian Art Museum curator and a US-based painter, said that, on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Russia, this art feast from Russia will enable Hunan people to better understand the artistic achievements of the Repin Academy of Fine Arts. It will also have a positive impact on China-Russia cultural and artistic exchanges and cooperation.

Chinese source: hn.chinanews.com