A Retrospective Exhibition of Chinese Art

The TAO, the way of painting all things, both positive and negative and the reality of empty space: that is the insight used in the Chinese way of painting.

In this Plymouth University exhibition, Naomi Hunt, a graduate of the Nanyang Academy of Fine Art in Singapore, explores the long-established Chinese art form of painting using traditional Chinese subjects: birds, trees, flowers and landscapes. The pieces are composed in the traditional Chinese way, passed down over centuries, using brush strokes derived from calligraphy and painting.

“All paintings require insight as well as skill. Simplicity, subtlety, harmony of line and sensitivity are required. This is common to all art, both eastern and western.

"I continue to learn, to understand and simplify for the way of painting is never ending and the harmony of heaven and earth is timeless.” Naomi Hunt (2016)

Chinese painting has been traced to the dawn of civilisation when man started to communicate by scratching symbols of such things as the sun, water, mountains, house, man and animals on rocks, bones and pottery.

The earliest traces of paintings are on ceramics, tiles, tombs, frescoes and lacquer baskets. Early paintings on silk date back to 48BC. From these early beginnings calligraphy and painting have developed and been perfected, until today when painting is recognised for its simplicity and freedom of line.

Painting and calligraphy both use the same black ink stick, ink stone, brush and paper or silk. These are known as ‘The Four Treasures’ of the studio.

Naomi Hunt: A Retrospective Exhibition of Chinese Art

  • A Retrospective Exhibition of Chinese Art

    Naomi Hunt

    A Retrospective Exhibition of Chinese Art
  • A Retrospective Exhibition of Chinese Art

    Naomi Hunt

    A Retrospective Exhibition of Chinese Art
  • A Retrospective Exhibition of Chinese Art

    Naomi Hunt

    A Retrospective Exhibition of Chinese Art
  • A Retrospective Exhibition of Chinese Art

    Naomi Hunt

    A Retrospective Exhibition of Chinese Art
  • A Retrospective Exhibition of Chinese Art

    Naomi Hunt

    A Retrospective Exhibition of Chinese Art
  • A Retrospective Exhibition of Chinese Art

    Naomi Hunt

    A Retrospective Exhibition of Chinese Art
  • A Retrospective Exhibition of Chinese Art

    Naomi Hunt

    A Retrospective Exhibition of Chinese Art
  • A Retrospective Exhibition of Chinese Art

    Naomi Hunt

    A Retrospective Exhibition of Chinese Art
  • A Retrospective Exhibition of Chinese Art

    Naomi Hunt

    A Retrospective Exhibition of Chinese Art
  • A Retrospective Exhibition of Chinese Art

    Naomi Hunt

    A Retrospective Exhibition of Chinese Art
  • A Retrospective Exhibition of Chinese Art

    Naomi Hunt

    A Retrospective Exhibition of Chinese Art
  • A Retrospective Exhibition of Chinese Art

    Naomi Hunt

    A Retrospective Exhibition of Chinese Art
  • A Retrospective Exhibition of Chinese Art

    Naomi Hunt

    A Retrospective Exhibition of Chinese Art