Art Festival on Walnut Street

Time: Sept 14-16

Place: Walnut Street, Pittsburgh, PA (between South Aiken Avenue and South Negley Avenue)

The best feature of the 10th Annual Art Festival on Walnut Street is that it is a juried show, which command the artists to balance between unique artistic inspiration and pop-market demand. (Sadly, the two sometimes do not converge.) Around 150 exhibitors will be presented.

Detailed information can be found at here.

About Hui

Wang Hui lived from 1632 - 1717 and followed in the footprints of his great grandfathers, grandfather, father and uncles and learned painting at a very early age. He was later taught by two contemporary masters, Zhang Ke and Wang Shimin, who taught him to work in the tradition of copying famous Chinese paintings. This is most likely the reason why critics claim that his work is conservative and reflects the Yuan and Song traditions. One critic claimed that "his landscape paintings reflect his nostalgic attachment to classical Chinese aesthetics. Along with the other Wangs, Wang Hui helped to perpetuate the tradition of copying the ancient masters rather than creating original work.

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