Yudong Shen – Asian Brush Painter


Objectives: Yudong Shen infuses his Asian brush paintings with color and contrast to create landscapes that recall both China and Minnesota. Learn about this tradition, how it relates to Chinese culture and how it differs from other mediums.

Tools/Resources: Pen and paper.

Additional outside resource: Interactive Brushpainting Program.


1) Watch the segment and discuss:

a. How does Yudong Shen add non-traditional elements to his work?
b. What surprised you most about his process?

2) Shen talks about the smell of the ink and how important it is to identify quality.

a. What are other examples of art that engages the senses (smell, touch,

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