Four years ago, I had the privilege of staying with the Chinese artist Jin Xingshi at his home in Tokyo, where his work has been exhibited at the National Art Center. Living between Beijing and Tokyo, Mr. Jin paints using various media, but he is at his best in the realm of traditional Chinese [...]
This beautiful portrait (which you can find here) of the Zhanghuai Empress, first wife of the Zhenzong Emperor of the Song Dynasty, not only demonstrates the glory of Chinese painting but also that of Chinese textile arts. Notice the amazing makeup on the Empress’ face. The portrait hangs in the National Palace Museum in Taipei.