Introducing our newest crossover collaboration with world-renowned scholar in Chinese and Oriental studies Professor Jao Tusng-I.
Professor Jao Tsung-i enjoyed painting lotus. His father named him “Tsung-i ” hoping him patriarchs Song Dynasty Zhou Dunyi’s renowned “love lotus”. The word lotus in Chinese portrays meaning of “load” and “responsibility”. Professor Jao created new techniques and directions in lotus painting not simply express the external image of a lotus, but to interpret the lotus in his mind. Lotus painting symbolizes his continuous exploration in the art of painting and creation.
Professor Jao tried to imitate Tang dynasty sketches on the backside of the manuscripts scrolls to create lotus rendering in Dunhuang style, he further adopted gold color to outline lotus in "Red Lotus" , which is one of his representative works in lotus painting.
Developed from Song dynasty Su Shi's "red bamboo", Professor Jao pioneered and formed the painting style of "Red Lotus", the contrast between gold and red reveals a charm.