Opening - Four Chinese ink masters @ San Francisco

Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University is presenting “Tracing the Past, Drawing the Future: Master Ink Painters in 20th-Century China” with more than 110 works of four well known Chinese ink masters. These include monumental portraits, vibrant bird-and-flower painting, and spectacular landscapes by Wu Changshuo (1844–1927), Qi Baishi (1864–1957), Huang Binhong (1865–1955), and Pan Tianshou (1897–1971). Collectively known in China as the ‘Four Great Masters of Ink Painting,’ these artists faced the dual challenges of negotiating the impact of encounters with the West, while inventing new directions for long-held practices of ink painting.