In September, China Daily's Times' Palette Studio signed a memorandum of understanding with the China Academy of Art, the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, the Xi'an Academy of Fine Arts, the Luxun Academy of Fine Arts, the Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts and the Hubei Institute of Fine Arts to build a joint platform to introduce Chinese paintings to the world.
Art is a form of communication and painting, as one of its languages, has been an important way to record and illustrate events. Painters in China have used their brushes to tell stories about the country's historic achievements in the past decade.
Presenting eight paintings from the China Academy of Art, the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute and the Luxun Academy of Fine Arts, this page demonstrates how people's lives have been improved and how the country has forged ahead in ecological preservation and environmental protection over the past decade.
Scaling Qomolangma is an oil painting created by Zhang Zhijian, Liu Haiyang, Zhang Jian and Li Taoran from the Luxun Academy of Fine Arts. It depicts the second time that a Chinese mountaineering team ascended Mount Qomolangma, known as Mount Everest in the West.
Harvest Season is an oil work by Ji Yunhui, Zhang Guanyi, Li Pengpeng, Chen Xu and Wang Teng from the Luxun Academy of Fine Arts. It shows excitement over the catch of the day.
Greetings from Villagers of the Yi Ethnic Group is a painting with oil by Pang Maokun from the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute. To create the work, Pang visited villages in Daliangshan, Sichuan province, in 2018 and 2020, to see how life in the area had been improved.
Tu Youyou by Liu Huaxin, from the China Academy of Art, is a portrait of the pharmacologist who won the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine in 2015. She discovered Artemisinin, a drug that has significantly reduced the death rate among malaria patients.
For Peace created by Li Zhuo and Ding Yongsheng from the Luxun Academy of Fine Arts features China's support to Africa during a UN peacekeeping operation. The artists re-created the scene on canvas over a period of two and a half years.
Heartwarming Moment, ink and color, by Wang Fenying from the China Academy of Art depicts a meeting introducing targeted poverty alleviation policies to the residents of Shibadong village in Hunan province. Accurate identification of the poor and targeted measures are crucial to eradicating poverty, and China has launched a series of guidelines to increase efficiency, starting from identifying people in need to know whom to help.
Green Mountains and Clear Waters are Equal to Mountains of Gold and Silver is an ink-color painting by Ru Feng from the China Academy of Art. Adhering to the concept that clear waters and green mountains are as valuable as gold or silver, the artwork aims to show China's progress in ecological preservation and environmental protection.
Ningbo Zhoushan Port by Yang Canjun, Lu Jiahua and Wang Minjie from the China Academy of Art shows how busy the port is through the use of triptych. The port in Zhejiang province has been one of the world's busiest cargo hubs, and the second largest port in China.