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Don Hong-Oai Echoes the Traditional Asian Art

By: Ana Lopez - Published: • References: gallery71 and mymodernmet
Traditional Chinese paintings have a kind of unique beauty and peacefulness to them that’s difficult to copy; however, Chinese artist Don Hong-Oai used photography to impressively imitate this millennial art style. Described as Asian pictorialism, this gracefully detailed collection of photos revives a historic artistic custom.    

Hong-Oai included every aspect of the classic paintings in order to transform his photographs. Elements such as Chinese calligraphy, traditional motifs and ink drawings help to intensify the resemblance between the pictures and art work. The opaque tonality of the work also helps in making these captures more vivid and authentic.    

The mind-blowing series by Don Hong-Oai brings to present the extraordinary beauty of Chinese rural landscapes and a legendary art.