In Essence, Not Appearance——From Ren Bonian to Xu Beihong is the first exhibition of Xu Beihong’s collection of paintings by Ren Bonian (1840-1895) in the Xu Beihong Memorial Museum. Through side-by-side comparison, it demonstrates Ren Bonian’s influence on Xu Beihong (1895-1953) in his mission to improve Chinese painting. Xu Beihong admired Ren Bonian’s capturing the essence of his human figures and introduced Ren’s work to audience in China and Europe.
Time: September 26, 2020 – February 28, 2021.
Location: Temporary Exhibition Gallery, 4th floor of the Xu Beihong Memorial Museum.
5 North Street of Xinjiekou, West City District, Beijing, China.
Organizer: Xu Beihong Memorial Museum.