Dream of the Red Chamber: The First Complete Art Collection Created by Visionary Watercolor Artist Xiang Li (400+ Paintings)
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Dream of the Red Chamber: The First Complete Art Collection Created by Visionary Watercolor Artist Xiang Li (400+ Paintings)

Welcome to Dream of the Red Chamber, by Xiang Li. Among the novel’s many admirers is Xiang Li, whose dedication to this classic has left an indelible mark on the art world in China. She achieved the remarkable feat of being the first person ever to paint all 430 characters from the novel in watercolor, culminating in a historic exhibition in Hebei, China, in 1985 when she was only 35! It was a cultural event that celebrated the enduring legacy of Dreams of the Red Chamber. It provided the visitors with a new vivid and visual way to experience the age-old classic story.

The Science and Art of the Chinese Watercolor Paint: Gemstone, Mineral and Plant Colors
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The Science and Art of the Chinese Watercolor Paint: Gemstone, Mineral and Plant Colors

Did you know that traditional Chinese watercolor paints are made of gemstone, mineral and plants? In this reflective article, we will walk you through these special colors, their making process and symbolisms.