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The timeless treasures in the modern world -- A life's path in paintings

Google Tech TalksMarch, 20 2008ABSTRACTIn the beginning of the 80s, compelled by the responsibilities tohistory, Mr.Chunming Yu tried to save Chinese ancient folk houses withhis paintingbrush. These houses stood on China's soil for thousands of years andhosted families from all dynasties. They are the witnesses of Chinesehistory.In the search for folk houses, he spent more than ten years to travelacross China's villages. During those years, Mr.Yu painted thousandsof watercolorsand countless sketches. After coming to America in 1997, he was tilltrying to express my feelings toward Chinese folk houses throughpainting.At the age of globalization and information technology, Mr.Yu foundthat most people have a hard time to appreciate the traditionalChinese culture he foughtto preserve. Not only Americans don't understand it, even Chinesepeople have changed dramatically. So Mr.Yu began to look for auniversal language that all people can understand something that weall value as human beings.Mr. Yu's talk will focus on his search of an unique painting style ofhis own over the years. It takes approximately 30 to 40 minutesincludingChinese/English interpretation. Mr.Yu would like to answer questionsfrom audience after his speech.Speaker: Mr Chunming YuChuming is famous for his work in 80s-90s, when he visited Chinesefolk villages across China and painted more than 3000 paintings andsketches. He graduated from China Academy of Art, and was a Professorof Nanchang University in China, and a visiting scholar to UCLA.1982. He is a member of Chinese Fine Artists' Association, and ChineseNational Association for Painters & Calligraphers. His paintings andwatercolors was collected by many institutes and individuals includingChina Art Museum, Former British prime minister Baroness MargaretThatcher, Stanford University East Asia Library, and Dharma RealmBuddhist Association.
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