They paint portraits of medical workers who were sent to support Hubei for free
Shi Fu was working on creating. (Picture provided by the interviewee)
CHONGQING (CQNEWS) -- What will be the intersection between the art students and members of Chongqing medical team which was sent to support Hubei? On the afternoon of April 1, the fourth and ninth batch of Chongqing medical teams returned to Chongqing which were sent to support Hubei returned home after 14 days of intensive rest. Students in the Sculpture Class, Grade 2018, School of Fine Arts of Southwest University were also busy. They were going to paint portraits for these “fighters” for free.
Portrait of a member of Chongqing medical team (Picture provided by the interviewee)
It’s my pleasure to paint for medical workers
Shi Fu, a sculpture teacher at the School of Fine Arts of Southwest University, has been engaged in anti-epidemic creation since February. During the epidemic, he created several groups of anti-epidemic works and sold them in Wechat Moment. The proceeds from the sale were donated to the “Chinese Children Rural Education Art Fund” to buy masks for children in poor mountainous areas. Shi Fu also launched the “Southwest University Anti-epidemic Young Artists” Community to organize young artists to create art for anti-epidemic.
A medical worker, by Shifu (Picture provided by the interviewee)
In late March, the Publicity Department of Beibei District Committee and Beibei Literary and Art Federation organized artists to Chongqing Xinjing Hotel to carry out the activity of “Honor Anti-epidemic Fighters and Warm Angels in White”. Shi Fu actively participated in the activity. During the activity, he mainly created a single portrait sketch for the members of the Chongqing medical team which was sent to support Hubei. Due to the limited time, Shi Fu needed to communicate with the medical team members and do simple interviews. At the same time, he needed to quickly find the light and shadow angle for on-site painting.
In order not to leave any regrets for the medical workers, Shi Fu quickly organized the activity of The Way You Look Like, calling on young artists to create portraits for Chongqing medical team members returning to Chongqing. As of press time, more than 20 young artists have volunteered to participate, most of them were students of School of Fine Arts of Southwest University.
Screenshot of Wechat Moment of Shi Fu (Picture provided by the interviewee)
(Translated by Luo Juan, Fathom Language Limited)