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Friendship in Art: Fou Lei and Huang Binhong

Claire Roberts


This book documents in letters, photos, and paintings a special friendship between two highly creative individuals who helped shape Chinese culture in the twentieth century—the revered traditional painter Huang Binhong (1865–1955) and the young, cosmopolitan critic and translator Fu Lei (1908–66). As one of China's oldest and most distinguished artists in the 1940s and 1950s, Huang Binhong was committed to artistic continuity and the reinvigoration of brush-and-ink painting. Fu Lei was a child of the New Culture Movement that repudiated many literati traditions, but reached out to Huang Binhon ... More

Keywords: friendship, Chinese culture, Huang Binhong, Fu Lei, brush-and-ink, New Culture, Communist, socialist

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9789888028405
Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888028405.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Claire Roberts, author