An exhibition featuring the works of famous Chinese-French artist and philosopher Xiong Bingming is held at the National Art Museum of China on November 26, 2019. /VCG Photo

An exhibition featuring the works of famous Chinese-French artist and philosopher Xiong Bingming is held at the National Art Museum of China on November 26, 2019. /VCG Photo

An exhibition featuring the works of renowned Chinese-French artist and philosopher Xiong Bingming opened at the National Art Museum of China (NAMOC) on Tuesday.

The exhibition features 205 pieces of his work, including sculptures, oil paintings, prints, sketches, ink paintings and calligraphy, among others.

Also known as Ping-Ming Hsiung, Xiong was born in Nanjing in 1922. He is the second son of famous Chinese mathematician Xiong Qinglai.

He was very accomplished in the fields of philosophy, literature, painting, sculpture and calligraphy. He continued his studies in France, where he lived for over 50 years, blending Chinese and Western cultures in his works and forming a distinctive personal style.

Making important contributions to the development of art and research on art history, he was considered one of the important representatives of overseas Chinese artists in the 20th century. In 2002, he died in Paris at the age of 80.

Yang Zhenning (center) and his wife Weng Fan attend an exhibition on November 26, 2019. /VCG Photo

Yang Zhenning (center) and his wife Weng Fan attend an exhibition on November 26, 2019. /VCG Photo

This year marks the 55th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and France and the 100th anniversary of the Chinese Diligent Work-Frugal Study Movement, a series of work-study programs that brought Chinese students to France. to work in order to pay for their study of Western science and culture. Xiong was one of them.

Looking at the development of Chinese art in the 20th century, it’s not hard to see that French culture had a huge impact on the transformation of modern Chinese art that blends Chinese and Western cultures, Wu said. Weishan, curator of the National Museum of Art. from China, adding that Xiong’s experience is an example.

After Xiong’s death, his wife Lu Bing’an donated many of his works to NAMOC. The works on display are all from the NAMOC collection donated by Xiong’s family and his friend Yang Zhenning.

The exhibition lasts until December 15.

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