German Neo-Expressionist artist exhibits works in Beijing

BEIJING, April 28 (Xinhuanet) — Neo-Expressionist artist Markus Lüpertz is visiting China’s capital with 81 of his works from over the years. The German artist is in his 70s and is known for his cross-over artistic talents, his high taste in fashion, and most importantly, the initiation of a revival of European painting.

There are 56 paintings and 25 statues. The exhibition at Beijing’s Times Art Museum is Markus Lüpertz’s biggest collection ever on display in China.

Hailed for his Neo-Expressionist style, Markus Lüpertz and his paintings emerged in Europe in the early 1960s. Before that, it was a time known as the “end of the painting”.

Lüpertz initiated a painting revival. He believes that painting can carry meaning of what words cannot.

“It’s the items in the painting that speak for themselves, not that artists giving meaning to them. No matter whether it’s armor or a helmet, it stands on its own to

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