Wu Guan-zhong


    THE QUESTION OF ABSTRACT ART is the new topic of discussion nowadays in China’s art world. When I was a student in Paris in the ’40s, I saw many abstract paintings and greatly delighted in those of Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, and Joan Miró. I myself was not laboring in the fields of the “non-figurative” school. But did I “understand” what the painters were getting at? Not really. I just felt that the paintings were tightly structured and organized, that the juxtapositions of the shapes, lines, and colors were unusual and striking, often giving one an unexpected sense of recognition, and that