00:00 to 07:00
Level 1, 151 Castlereagh Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia
FROM 05-12-15 TO 18-12-15
Time: 10am-1pm & 2pm-5pm
Date: Tuesday to Saturday, 5 December -18 December 2015
Venue: China Cultural Centre in Sydney
Level 1, 151 Castlereagh Street, Sydney
Chinese Buddhist paintings date back to the period of the Three Kingdoms (220 AD – 280 AD). The act of Buddhist painting is a direct way to teach and learn the way of Buddhism. It is known to help one achieve a state of peacefulness and tranquility, promote social harmony, and enhance the safeguard of morality and the restoration of order.
Cinnabar is one of the common treasures of Buddhism. It has the effect of composing the soul and concentrating the mind. Zou’s use of cinnabar in his Buddhist paintings aims to restore the original pith of kindness and simplicity in Buddhism, through his precise applications to reflect a natural state of mind. The paintings demonstrate Zou’s portrayal of both realism and expressionism, the resemblance of form and spirit, and the combination of reality and ideal. The exhibition will display a collection of cinnabar, ink and acrylic paintings in hopes to give viewers a taste of Buddhist tranquility.