My Chinese Sketchbook

Through the vibrant watercolors and simple but highly 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 the original Impressionist-inspired style that has made him famous: from the bustling streets of the cities to the tranquility of the mountains, and from the majestic landscapes to the spiritual temples.

Leading the reader on a semi-autobiographical journey through this mystical country, the artist takes us from Beijing, 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.

Capturing the soul of every object depicted, true to the Taoist philosophy, the artist shows his love for nature in his depiction of China's flora and fauna. This sketchbook explores not only the magnificent landscapes, but also 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 art lovers and those enthralled by this magical country, it remains simply to follow the artist's brushstrokes and let yourself be seduced by his images!

About The Author

Fu Ji Tsang studied classical art before moving to Paris to study decorative arts. Initially specialized in calligraphy, Tsang has since developed a fascination for the colors of the south of France, inspired by Impressionist painters. Tsang has exhibited his paintings in galleries, and museums across Europe, Asia, and North America.

  • Publish Date: March 15, 2005
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: Art - General
  • Publisher: Flammarion
  • Trim Size: 10-3/4 x 8-1/4
  • Pages: 136
  • US Price: $24.99
  • CDN Price: $34.95
  • ISBN: 978-2-08-030480-3

Author Bookshelf: Fu Ji Tsang