Hand-held fans enjoy a long history of about 3 to 4 thousand years in China. Hand-held fans, originally, were not used for cooling, but for sheltering from the sun and keeping off sands for emperors during their daily rituals. To produce an exquisite fan, various artistic techniques were integrated, including carving, weaving, knotting, calligraphy, painting, mounting, poker-work, jade article, lacquer work, embroidery, etc. And in the passing of time became a combination of poetry, dance, opera and other arts and cultural crafts associated with it. It enriches ideology and heritage, and became distinctive ethnic characteristics of art.
Fan Shao Hua’s fan paintings created in recent years borrow this type of traditional Chinese art with Western painting techniques; using freehand expression style so that it gives the ancient art a glow of new visual experience – the spirit of Chinese culture and characteristics.
Venue: Goshen Art Gallery, 3 Temasek Boulevard, #01-506/507 Suntec City Mall, Singapore 038983
When: 24 Sep - 2 Oct 2016,