Vivid figures, simple and natural landscapes, magnificent Buddha statues... On the morning of December 15th, the 4th National Art Exhibition of “Pilgrimage to Dunhuang” (Lanzhou Exhibition) opened in Lanzhou. 175 works were displayed to show Dunhuang’s art and culture.
As a distinctive exhibition in contemporary Chinese art circles, the “Pilgrimage to Dunhuang” exhibition has been held for three times. Since the exhibition began to collect works on the Internet in August, a total of 6,688 works were collected. After preliminary evaluation and re-evaluation by the exhibition judging panel, 175 works were selected to be displayed, including 86 Chinese paintings and 89 oil paintings. The exhibited works have distinct and rich themes and diverse styles. They are innovative and have their own styles in expression techniques. Some depict the protection and research of Mogao Grottoes in Dunhuang; some depict the pilgrims who are copying Dunhuang frescoes; some depict China's high-speed rails; some depict the magnificent mountains and rivers in northwest China; some depict the Silk Road, the development of science and technology and the western customs; and some depict the ancient city of Dunhuang. These works will promote the publicity and development of Dunhuang culture.
The 4th National Art Exhibition of “Pilgrimage to Dunhuang” (Lanzhou Exhibition) aims to spread the excellent national traditional culture, enhance cultural confidence, build a platform for art lovers to communicate with each other, and promote the development of art in Gansu province. There are two exhibition areas: the first exhibition area, Gansu Art Museum; and the second exhibition area, Lanzhou Creative Culture Industrial Park, display 79 and 96 pieces of works respectively.