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Modern Woman by Qian Juntao

The 1930’s marks a major shift in artistic style and design within China as well as the introduction of the “Shanghai style” or “Chinese deco.” Qian Juntao was known to be the most skilled and inventive designer at the time as he was able to create works such as his piece Modern Woman that reflected design…

Morning Glory by Qian Juntao

Many of Qian Juntao’s early works can be characterized by his vivid brushstrokes and the usage of inks rather than oil paints and acrylics. His work encapsulated the traditional painting style known as guó huà, or “national painting.” Juntao’s painting Morning Glory, officially known under the title Qiān niú huā (牵牛花), is a stunning example…

Qian Juntao

Qian Juntao was born in 1906 in Tongxian, Zhejiang Province, China, and was a Chinese contemporary artist. Juntao became interested in the arts at an early age and had a variety of skills that included painting, seal engraving and calligraphy. He was undoubtedly inspired by Lu Xun, an influential Chinese artist that led the cultural…

Reedy Creek Nature Center

The journey to the Reedy Creek Nature Center itself took me down a long, winding road where my surroundings changed from suburban to heavily wooded and almost isolated from the rest of the park. Everything is surrounded by dense forest, and that is present from the moment I walked out of the parking lot and…