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Qiuju Zhang



After graduation from Quanzhou Normal College in 1993, he is now working in Fujian Provincial Painting Academy and serving as a member of Zhangzhou Municipal People’s Political Consultative Conference. He is a member of China Artists Association, Vice president of Fujian Provincial Youth Academy on Painting, council member of Fujian Artists Association (FAA), Vice Secretary General of Landscape Painting Committee of FAA, Vice Director of the Youth Committee of FAA, Vice Chair of Zhangzhou Artists Association, Chair of Zhangzhou Young Artists Association, full-time painter of Chinese Painting Institute, painter of Fujian Provincial Painting Academy, Executive President of Minnan Traditional Realistic Chinese Painting Academy, and Painter of Zhao’an Calligraphy and Painting Academy. His works has been awarded for several times in national exhibitions with several personal albums published. Some of his works has been collected by such organizations as art galleries, Wanda Group, Shandong Shengya and British Cruise Ship Design Company.



“Expressive lines is the soul of calligraphy and painting”, Zhang Qiuju


The lines in writing focus on norms and rules while expression refers to the use of lines naturally conveyed by the painters’ emotions. Shi Ke during the Five Dynasties and Liang Kai in Song Dynasty are the representatives. Such use of lines is realized through the writing property of calligraphy.


The development and inheritance of paintings of men-of-letter.

The importance of writing in the painting is being more mentioned, and it is called writing in painting. The men of letters in each dynasty advocate the use of calligraphic strokes and focus on the expression of strokes in painting.


Writing lines seem simple, but it is difficult to combine the strokes so as to form characters through lines and dots. During the artistic process, it is crucial to control the structure of the characters and brushing is of particular importance, which is the key to expression in writing. It is what we usually mentioned about brushwork. Lifting and pressing, fast and slow are the core of the basic skills in calligraphy.


In the Chinese traditional painting, how to combine calligraphic strokes into painting is an issue confusing the painting circle for a long time with people having different ideas. Therefore, it can be called fine work only if the strokes can make the painting harmonious and meanwhile naturally conveyed the emotions of the painters.




Green Mountains Covered with Snow, 100X200cm

Hover in the World, 100X300cm

Danxia Imprint, 45cmX130X3

JixiSpring, 68X136cm

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