Works of German Neo-Expressionist artist exhibited in Beijing

Neo-Expressionist artist Markus Lpertz (L) shows his works in Beijing. (Photo/CCTV)

Neo-Expressionist artist Markus Lpertz 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.

The exhibition at Beijing’s Times Art Museum is Markus Lpertz’s biggest collection ever on display in China.

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

Lpertz 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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