GDCV1107
Creativity and Chinese Painting

GDCV1107
Course Code Offering Department(s) Units & Hours
GDCV1107 AVA (3,3,0)
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What is the course about?

This is a studio-based course on Chinese painting, which is also known as national painting or ink painting. Students will familiarise themselves with basic techniques and critical concepts in practical way. Focusing on xieyi style (or freehand style), GDCV1107 aims to introduce students the methods of executing Chinese brush, ways of modeling forms in effective and efficient way, appreciation and interpretation of common subjects in Chinese painting, and implementation of artistic ideas through the process of painting. Museum, gallery or artist-studio visit(s) will be organised. No prior knowledge of Chinese art and culture is required.

The course will discuss visual examples from the tenth century of Imperial China to the 20th century of the Republican Era. Each course participant would study in depth the styles and the modes of expression developed by a selected group of old masters. In addition to stylistic and aesthetic analysis on paintings, the course will stress the students’ own artistic development and expression.

What do the students say about this course?

正因為此科是通識科,老師視學生為初學者般教授,要求不會太高,志在讓同學享受過程及找到箇中樂趣。老師於每堂都會教畫一種東西,上課氣氛輕鬆如上興趣班!此科目亦不設考試,都以作品計分,真的非常有趣!!

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Notes for all GE courses

  • You can take a maximum of 6 additional units of GE courses from any categories as electives.