Wu Guanzhong is one of the best-known artists in China today. He has won wide acclaim in China and abroad for his paintings and writings. Since the 1960s, Wu Guanzhong has been applying the philosophy and techniques of Western art to Chinese paintings. While presenting the conceptions of Chinese paintings by Western means, he has effected innovations in traditional Chinese, adding to its freshness and charm. He is also a professor of painting and a specialist in the theories of art.
The album contains 61 of his ink paintings, oils, gouaches and sketches. The captions written by him explain his approach and the messages he wishes to put across. A preface by an outstanding art critic, the artist's autobiographical essay, and reproductions of additional works provide more information on his explorations in art and life itself.