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Updated: 2024-02-05 09:10 ( China Daily )
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Sketches are artists' attempt to roughly delineate a subject, and often help them to later complete a larger painting in the studio. But sometimes, sketches can also be viewed as stand-alone art, especially those produced by eminent artists, and they are sought after by collectors as an integral element of an artist's evolution. In Purity, an exhibition running through April 1, the National Art Museum of China is exhibiting 38 sketches by leading Chinese artists of the 20th century from its collection. The pieces selected demonstrate the artists' techniques and ability to quickly grasp the physical features, spirit and atmosphere of their subjects. Those featured include Wu Zuoren, Pan Yuliang, Sanyu (Chang Yu), and Jin Shangyi, whose work shaped Chinese oil painting and sculpture in the last century. Some lived in Europe for many years, receiving systematic training in Western art traditions. Among the pieces on show are a self-portrait by German artist Kathe Kollwitz, whose achievements in realistic lithography influenced many Chinese artists in the early 20th century.

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