Traditional woodblock printing travels to the UK in new exhibition
Wei Lizhong, an inheritor of national-level cultural heritage who has spent 30 years reviving the traditional Chinese craftsmanship. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]
For the upcoming exhibition, which is supported by the China National Arts Fund, about 200 works will be exhibited. They are created by Wei Lizhong, an inheritor of national-level cultural heritage who has spent 30 years reviving the traditional Chinese craftsmanship, and his team.His studio borrowed the name Shizhuzhai from a renowned printing house in the Ming Dynasty.
The subjects of the exhibits include Buddhism, human figures, replicas of ancient landscape paintings and more. Some original woodblock panels and relevant ancient books, which are collections of Shizhuzhai works in Ming Dynasty, will be introduced to British visitors, who can experience the printing technique during exhibition as well.
Some printed works will also be collected by the British Library.