Claire Roberts's Friendship in Art: Fou Lei and Huang Binhong PDF

By Claire Roberts

ISBN-10: 9888028405

ISBN-13: 9789888028405

This e-book charts a unique friendship among inventive people who assisted in shaping chinese language tradition within the 20th century - the respected conventional painter Huang Binhong and the younger, cosmopolitan critic Fou Lei.

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They are praiseworthy for having rescued Chinese painting and directed it away from the decadent style of the academic school. 1046–256 BCE] and Han [206 BCE–220] eras. Wu employs the brilliant colour associated with the Northern School to express an unmistakable Southern School flavour. He juxtaposes different colours with great assurance, creating strong contrasts. This invariably generates an emotional response that allows the viewer to apprehend a realm well beyond the material and imbues the paintings with a quality that has the appearance of being simple and unsophisticated (gupu).

Art Exhibition held in 1929. He also suggested that an exhibition of contemporary French art could travel to China in exchange. 11 Fou Lei, as secretary-general of the Association of Chinese Artists studying in Paris, was expected to play a key administrative role. In Rome, Liu and Fou visited the major museums and sites and marvelled at the works of Michelangelo, Raphael and Bernini. Fou Lei thrilled to see the legacy of ancient Roman, Renaissance and Baroque artists and architects. They met writers, academics and Sinologists, and Fou Lei was invited to speak to the Italian Royal Geographic Society on ‘The Significance of the People’s Army’s Northern 24 Fou Lei: Shanghai and Paris Expedition and the Battle between Northern Warlords’.

In 1912, Fou Lei was too young to understand the enormity of the social and political changes around him that would shape his world. He would come to understand that 1912, the year 13 Friendship in Art Fig. 4 Fou Lei with his mother, aunt and two other women in Zhoupu, early 1910s. his father died, left a shadow on his heart, marking the beginning of a series of challenges that would continue for the rest of his life. Fou Lei’s aunt, Fu Yi, was a graduate of the McTyeire School for Girls, Shanghai’s first public girls’ school, established in 1892.

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