Zhang Daqian’s paintings during the Anti-Japanese War exhibited in Chongqing China Three Gorges Museum
CHONGQING (CQNEWS) -- On July 13th, the “Exhibition of Zhang Daqian’s Paintings during the Anti-Japanese War”, co-hosted by Chongqing China Three Gorges Museum, Sichuan Museum, Jilin Provincial Museum and College of Arts of Chongqing University, was opened at Chongqing China Three Gorges Museum. This is the first exhibition of Zhang Daqian’s paintings during the Anti-Japanese War in China, in which citizens can learn about the legendary life through 84 works related to Zhang Daqian.
“This exhibition aims to show the artistic achievements of a Chinese painting master with true temperament during the Anti-Japanese War.” Cheng Wuyan, the curator of Chongqing China Three Gorges Museum, said that the theme is vividly displayed in paintings such as “A Fierce Tiger Roaring on the Peak”.
This painting, co-drawn by Zhang Daqian and his second elder brother Zhang Shanzi and collected in Chongqing China Three Gorges Museum, has attracted many visitors. A fierce tiger roaring on the peak makes them shocked.
The curator Peng Bing introduced that “The 9.18 Incident in 1931 was the beginning of the Japanese War of Aggression Against China. In that winter, Zhang Shanzi drew the ‘A Fierce Tiger Roaring on the Peak’ to encourage anti-Japanese soldiers to fight hard. When Zhang Daqian saw the painting, he was inspired to write a poem to express his unyielding national integrity.”
In addition, many fine facsimile works of Dunhuang frescoes of Zhang Daqian are also exhibited. This exhibition will last till October 13th, during which people can visit for free. (Translated by Mao Qiao, Fathom Language Limited)