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Chongqing News

“Return” of Fu Baoshi’s masterpieces to Chongqing, sponsored by 3 Chinese museums

2017-07-14 10:25:55

Back to Manor at Dusk, collection of the Palace Museum (Picture provided by the Three Gorges Museum)

CHONGQING (CQNEWS) -- More than 70 years later, Fu Baoshi’s works come back to Chongqing, and numerous citizens and tourists come to Three Gorges Museum to commemorate his “return”.

Exhibition of the Palace Museum’s treasures, Fu Baoshi’s works during Anti-Japanese War exhibited in Chongqing for the first time

On the morning of July 12, “Jingangpo - Exhibition of Fu Baoshi’s Masterpieces in Anti-Japanese War” was opened at the exhibition hall on the 4th floor of the Three Gorges Museum, gathering 80 paintings, 15 seals and 10 volumes of manuscripts created by Fu Baoshi during the Anti-Japanese War collected by the Palace Museum, Nanjing Museum and Three Gorges Museum.

The exhibition at the Three Gorges Museum means the return of Fu Baoshi’s works created in Chongqing over 70 years later.

Su Wu Herding Sheep, collection of the Palace Museum (Ppicture provided by the Three Gorges Museum)

In Fu Baoshi’s figure paintings, no matter Qu Yuan or Xie An, or Seven Sages of the Bamboo Grove, they all share the intrinsic common point, namely national integrity. During the war when our country was invaded, Fu Baoshi expressed the character of nationality and patriotic feeling by his paintings.

From Guangxi to Chongqing during the war, spending the happiest period in his life

During the Anti-Japanese war, as the capital of China during the war, Chongqing was also an important political stage for the Chinese united front against Japanese aggression.

At the beginning of 1939, Fu Baoshi moved from Guangxi to Chongqing with his family and settled in Jingangpo on the old Chengdu-Chongqing Highway. His unique “Baoshi's style of painting” was inspired by the landscape, wind and rain at Jingangpo. He said that the period in Jingangpo was “the happiest period in his life”.

According to relevant information about the “Chinese Painting – Series Exhibitions of Painting Masters’ Works during Anti-Japanese War” planned by the Three Gorges Museum, the special exhibitions for works during the Anti-Japanese War of Fu Baoshi, Qi Baishi, Zhang Daqian and Xu Beihong will be held successively. The exhibitions will intensively reflect the artistic achievements, diligence and passion for artistic creation of painting masters during the Anti-Japanese War.

The exhibition is sponsored by the Palace Museum, Nanjing Museum and Three Gorges Museum. From July 12 to October 8, citizens can visit the exhibition at the Three Gorges Museum for free. (Translated by Huang Juan, Fathom Language Limited)

 

Editor:Jiang Yiwei