平面設計組Graphic Design。入圍獎 Finalists
Xia Jing Shan’s painting, Preface to Night Banquet under Peach and Plum Blossoms, had truly brought Li Bai’s great article, Preface to the Feast in Peach and Plum Garden on a Spring Night alive. We can find the literati gathering together in the garden, admiring the agreeable spring view. Literati drinks wine, composes poems, and exchanges opinions toward the world. This kind of refined and artistic activity is similar to Western “Salon.” A salon means an event that people are invited for inspirations and cultural exchanges. Because both salon and eastern literati’s event share plenty of common traits, the artist sets the theme to crossover and integrate Western and Eastern cultures through the painting. Base on the original Chinese painting of Preface to Night Banquet under Peach and Plum Blossoms, plants commonly seen in western gardens are dressing in the painting. The contrast of Chinese traditional paint and modern illustration also draws attention. Such interesting and lively remix of Western and Eastern components brings out the new version of a night banquet entitled Chinese Salon.