Birds in nature because of the geographical, climatic and living habits are different, wide range of varying sizes and various shapes. Chinese paintings of birds, reproduction of birds natural properties, such as the peacocks ,Golden pheasants and Mandarin Duck show their magnificent wings and eagles and cranes show their varied dynamics. On the expression of the intention of the painter, reflect the painter’s aesthetic conception and aesthetic intent, with a degree of subjectivity.
The youthful, innovative spirit of the founders of the Lingnan School has inspired James Tan to extend his own work well beyond tradition. He blends mastery of Chinese brush painting with an ability to capture the essence of Western culture, thereby creating a style of Chinese brush painting which is distinctly his own. James Tan graduated from the Singapore Academy of Art in 1972 and continued his studies with Chinese brush painting masters in Singapore, Taiwan and San Francisco until 1980 establishing himself as a master of the traditional and Lingnan schools of Chinese brush painting with his own distinctive style. He has taught and lectured extensively world-wide, including The National Museum Art Gallery (Singapore), The Victoria and Albert Museum in London. and annual lecture & demonstration at the arts in Action? festival in London, U.K. Mr. Tan has won an extensive list of awards and honors and has exhibited extensively. 38 one-man shows in Singapore, Japan, Thailand, Dubai
The Art of James Tan Published November 30, 2014
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The Art of James Tan Published December 14, 2013
The Art of James Tan Published November 28, 2013