Chao Shao-an: Chinese Master Wall Calendar 2022
Wall Calendar 305 x 330mm (opening to 305 x 660mm); 12 beautiful monthly colour plates; Cellophane wrapped, with stiffening board. Published by the US publishing company Pomegranate.
All of Pomegranate’s calendars are printed with soy-based inks on FSC® certified paper, which means the paper has been certified by the Forest Stewardship Council™ and manufactured by an FSC certified printer.
Chao Shao-an (1905–1998) came of age at a tumultuous time in Chinese history. The role of artist was hotly debated as China moved into the modern era and China’s first formal art schools were founded. Chao became a leader in the modernist movement and endeavored “to learn from Nature but be inspired by inner sensibility.” He cofounded the Lingnan Art Studio to teach and promote this vital, fresh approach. Chao Shao-an’s vivid brush-and-ink paintings make bold use of space and color, with a calligraphic looseness that verges on abstraction. The 12 masterful paintings presented in this calendar are characteristic of Chao’s inventive compositions.