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Thursday, May 10, 2012

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"Play Ink & Ink Play: The Art of Chinese Opera Painting"

JAPAN-CHINA FRIENDSHIP CENTER


By TOMOHIRO OSAKI
Staff writer

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"Taibaizuigong" by Cheng Shifa (1980)

Chinese Opera is often portrayed in other art forms, including wall paintings and shadow plays. The combination of music, dancing and gymnastic performances makes it a colorful subject, while it is also a tool to convey the history of China and other symbolic themes.

In recent years, many Chinese Southern School (literati) painters depicted the opera in ink paintings. This exhibition showcases 44 such works, including some by Lin Fengmian (1900-1991) and other prominent artists; May12-27.

Japan-China Friendship Center; (03) 3815 5085; 1-5-3, Koraku, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo; Iidabashi Station, Toei Oedo Line. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free admission. Closed Mon. www.jcfc.or.jp.

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