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Art Exhibition Opening: Bo Zhiyue
Art Exhibition Opening: Bo Zhiyue

Sun, 12 Nov


The Undercurrent

Art Exhibition Opening: Bo Zhiyue

Explore history through art at our upcoming exhibition opening: Bo Zhiyue Version of 'Along the River During the Qingming Festival'! Join us for an unforgettable artistic journey on Sunday, 12 November at 3:30pm, featuring a talk by the artist at 4pm. NO RSVP REQUIRED!

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Time & Location

12 Nov 2023, 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

The Undercurrent, 118 Tory Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

About the event

薄智跃版彩绘 “清明上河圖”

About the Painting:

Originally completed in 1101 by Zhang Zeduan (1085-1145), the handscroll (248 x 5280mm) is the oldest realist depiction of the lives of people from all walks of life in China’s capital almost one thousand years ago. The original copy is preserved in Palace Museum in Beijing, China.

The painting on display is a copy of the original by Dr Bo Zhiyue in 2023. It took him 99 days and 600 hours to complete the work. The Bo Zhiyue version, measured 280 x 5950mm, has used full colors to bring out the characters of the original painting and made them more three-dimensional. Instead of simply representing beautiful landscapes, the original author focused on the beauty of human lives and represented their lives in dramatic and realistic terms. There are hundreds of people in the painting. The actual number of people has remained a mystery even today. You are welcome to offer your account after you have gone through the painting yourself.

About the Artist:

Dr Bo Zhiyue is Founder and President of Bo Zhiyue China Institute, Honorary Principal of Veritas Collegiate Academy, Chairman of the Advisory Council of the Center for Singapore Studies at Shenzhen University, and Distinguished Professor at Guangzhou College of Technology and Business. A political scientist with a PhD from the University of Chicago, Dr Bo is also an artist at Pablo’s Art Studios and Vincents Art Workshop in Wellington, New Zealand.

How to Read the Painting:

Start from your right hand and move slowly to the left.

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