Young at heart for life: Inside the art and life of legendary artist Huang Yongyu
How would you imagine your life when you're well over 80 or even in your 90s? Well, for one renowned Chinese artist, it's all about driving luxury motorcars, being in fashion magazines and publishing poetry collections. But Huang Yongyu's life wasn't always so fast-paced. A self-taught artist, he's better known for the primitive beauty of his wood prints and ink paintings.
Titled "Jian Xiao Ji" – literally translated as "A Collection of Things that Incur Ridicule," the new collection at the National Museum of Modern Chinese Literature contains dozens of poems the artist penned over the course of seven decades. Some of the illustrations and excerpts are in their original manuscripts.