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Frontiers in Art Research, 2023, 5(5); doi: 10.25236/FAR.2023.050501.

Chung Chen Sun: The Reform Process of Modern Ink Painting


Zhang Bowen

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Zhang Bowen


This article reviews Chung Chen Sun's artistic creation process from the 1960s to the present. As the second generation of Nanyang painter, he not only inherited the tradition of the first generation but also made innovations on this basis, integrating Western aesthetics and creating the artistic conception of ink and wash in his style. At the same time, he has also established 5 art academies in Malaysia and China. His art education philosophy has a certain influence and contribution to modern art design education in Malaysia and China. He is known as the "father of modern art education in Malaysia". The research methods used in this article are the literature re method and the visual analysis method. Through the collection of literature, the information about Chung Chen Sun is sorted, his creative style is divided into four major periods, and representative works are selected for visual analysis. Finally, Chung Chen Sun's transformation process of modern ink painting and its artistic characteristics are summarized.


Chung Chen Sun, Modern ink painting, Nanyang art

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Zhang Bowen. Chung Chen Sun: The Reform Process of Modern Ink Painting. Frontiers in Art Research (2023) Vol. 5, Issue 5: 1-8. https://doi.org/10.25236/FAR.2023.050501.


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