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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2022

Evansdale Library displaying portrait collection by Student Art Award winner

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  • Evansdale Library will display a collection of portraits by Ruth Yang, recipient of the 2021 Dean of the Libraries’ Student Art Award for her oil painting on linen canvas “Self Portrait with a Traditional Chinese Fan.”

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Posted by Monte Maxwell.
December 8th, 2021

Yang received the award for her painting, “Self Portrait with a traditional Chinese Fan,” an oil painting on linen canvas. Yang is a portrait painter inspired by Renaissance classical paintings, Neoclassical portraits, and Baroque paintings. 

 

Liuqing Ruth Yang poses with her painting, “Self Portrait with a traditional Chinese Fan.”

“I believe that learning traditional painting techniques are vital for contemporary painters and the trajectory of the painting discipline in the future. My artwork is greatly informed by the master painters: Raphael and Caravaggio, particularly their religious works, which are great inspiration personally, as a Christian,” said Yang. “My goal for my paintings is to remind my audience of the beauty of God in all of us, the way that European masters paintings did so long ago.”

Both award recipients received $300 for their work. Their art will exhibit at the Evansdale Library throughout the Spring 2022 semester.

A list of former students who won this award can be found on the WVU Art in the Libraries pageexhibits.lib.wvu.edu/awards/student-awards.

Posted by Monte Maxwell.
December 8th, 2021

WVU Libraries E-News

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2022

Evansdale Library displaying portrait collection by Student Art Award winner

Evansdale Library will display a collection of portraits by Ruth Yang, recipient of the 2021 Dean of the Libraries’ Student Art Award for her oil painting on linen canvas “Self Portrait with a Traditional Chinese Fan.”

Yang, who earned a bachelor’s degree in painting at WVU in December 2021, is a portrait painter inspired by Renaissance classical paintings, Neoclassical portraits and Baroque paintings. 

“I am a portrait painter that values the tradition and skills developed by European masters and am particularly inspired by the Renaissance classical paintings and Neoclassical portraits to the Baroque Paintings,” Yang said. “For me, the entire process of creating a painting must be as classical as possible, and even my canvases are hand-stretched using the finest linen, traditional oil ground.”

Find more information. 

https://enews.wvu.edu/articles/2022/09/22/evansdale-library-displaying-portrait-collection-by-student-art-award-winner

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