My Chinese Sketchbook
Through the vibrant watercolors and simple but evocative sketches of Fu Ji Tsang, discover an authentic China expressed with emotion and sensitivity. In My Chinese Sketchbook, East meets West as the artist depicts typical scenes from his native country in an original, impressionist-inspired style that has made him famous: from the bustling city streets to the tranquility of the mountains, and from majestic landscapes to spiritual temples. Leading the reader on a semi-autobiographical journey through this mystical country, Fu Ji Tsang takes us from Beijing, the town of his birth, where he relives childhood memories; over Huangshan, the yellow mountain, famous for inspiring many a painter or poet; across the canals of Zhouzhuang, China's first village on water; to Taishan, the most sacred of the Taoist mountains. The artist's affinity for nature is evident in his watercolors of China's exotic flora and magnificent landscapes. He also celebrates the people and their culture, with chapters devoted to Chinese music, dance, and costumes, and a section on calligraphy - an art form in itself. For watercolor enthusiasts and those enthralled by this vast and diverse country, Fu Ji Tsang's brushstrokes capture the magic of China.
by : Fu Ji Tsang,