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Watercolor Painting & Martial Arts Exhibition

  • Date:2020-07-04
Watercolor Painting & Martial Arts Exhibition

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the prestigious Taiwan Watercolor Association and decades-long artistic exchange between Taiwan and Japan, an 11-day exhibition of 102 exquisite paintings by established Taiwanese and Japanese artists will kick off July 4 at Taipei's National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall.

Jointly organized by the memorial hall and the Taiwan Watercolor Association, an organization that has played a pivotal role in Taiwan's modern art movement, the exhibition will be centered on late Japanese painter Kinichiro Ishikawa (石川欽一郎) who introduced watercolor painting to Taiwan. Artworks that have enriched Taiwan's artistic landscape and witnessed the history of cultural exchange between Taiwan and Japan will also be on view.

In addition to 17 masterpieces by 14 eminent Japanese and Taiwanese painters, including Katsumi Miyake (三宅克己), Hachiro Nakagawa (中川八郎), Kinichiro Ishikawa (石川欽一郎), Li Kun-pei (李焜培), Hung Rui-lin (洪瑞麟), Ma Pai-sui (馬白水), and Liu Chi-wei (劉其偉), 10 senior association members will present their works of the 1970s and 72 members will show their contemporary creations. Contemporary Japanese watercolor painters, Toyomi Hoshina (保科豐巳), Yuko Nagayama (永山裕子), and Yoshiharu Daigo (醍醐芳晴) were also invited to present their works at the upcoming exhibition.

Highlighting the importance of watercolor painting to the development of Taiwan art, Deputy Minister of Culture Hsiao Tsung-huang (蕭宗煌) said watercolor is not only the most common and important medium throughout the process where one learns how to paint, it also drove the development of the contemporary art in Taiwan.

'Watercolor Painting & Martial Arts — Taiwan Watercolor Painting Association 50th Anniversary & Taiwan and Japan Exchange Exhibition'
Date: July 4 – 15, 2020
Venue: National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall
Address: No. 505 Renai Rd., Section 4, Xinyi District, Taipei, Taiwan (ROC)