Zhao Shao'ang was a Chinese artist and exemplar of the landscape, and bird-and-flower
painting traditions, as well as a noted painter of cicada. His style is
that of the Lingnan School, which formed the basis for the
modernisation of 20th century Chinese art.
is a prominent contemporary Chinese oil painter with a broad range of
influences from impressionism and Pre-Raphaelitism to Andrew Wyeth, in a
style moving from realism to a more free-form and poetic manner. In my
opinion, one of the most ‘complete’ figurative painters from China.
He’s House with Attic series is a set of 44 paintings to accompany
Anton Chekhov’s short story usually titled An Artist’s Story or The House with the Mezzanine
in English. The choice of an impressionistic style to the works is presumably a deliberate evocation of Chekhov’s period, and He explores the space and psychology between the characters with a striking ease.