Thursday, 25 September 2014

An Illustration by Xu Beihong

Galloping Horse
10 Sept 2014 | From Li Chen of China

This postcard was sent by Li Chen as a simple thank-you for the postcard I sent him in the official Postcrossing. The postcard I sent him happened to be his first received postcard since joining Postcrossing.

The postcard shows a picture of a horse drawn by Xu Beihong (1895~1953), one of the most famous traditional Chinese Art masters. He was primarily known for his Chinese ink paintings of horses and birds and was one of the first Chinese artists to articulate the need for artistic expressions that reflected a modern China at the beginning of the 20th century. He was also regarded as one of the first to create monumental oil paintings with epic Chinese themes – a show of his high proficiency in an essential Western art technique.

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