Chen Zhifo (1896-1962) was a Chinese artist noted for his meticulous-style flower-and-bird paintings, as well as an art educator and a pioneer of the Chinese arts and crafts of the 20th century. His works, featuing fine and careful depictions, are elegant and bright, sweet-toned, giving off a graceful and lofty charm. By using creative patterns with a decorative flair, he was an innovator, generating new developments for the genre.
This exhibition, showcasing the artist’s flower-and-bird paintings, sketches, as well as materials used in different periods, introduces his art in a comprehensive way, with the objective to deepen the public’s understanding of meticulous flower-and-bird painting, as well as the artist’s creative spirit.
The exhibition aims to strengthen the cooperation and exchange in the field of culture and museums between the Macao Special Administrative Region and Nanjing, in Jiangsu Province, the Cultural Affairs Bureau and the Nanjing Museum.