Wu Guanzhong5 (吳冠中, 1919–2010)


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Wu received artistic education in the Hangzhou National Arts Academy under guidance of such famous painters like Pan Tianshou (1897–1971) and innovative and impressionistic artist and educator Lin Fengmian (1900–1991) in the early 20th century. In 1947, Wu went to Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts of France. He also became the only one who decided to go back to an uncertain China to become “a plum blossom in the winter of one’s hometown instead of a rose in an already prosperous garden of others”.

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  • Las pinturas de Wu Guanzhong me parecen tan hermosas que me da igual que sean abstractas o más reales, esas casas blancas tan simples y con el tejado negro, animales, arboles, flores da igual todo lo que sale de su mano es grandioso. Muchas gracias Michaela por concederme unos ratos de maravillosa alegria. Pilar
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  • Wu Guanzhong, A Lotus Flower Island, 2003
  • Wu Guanzhong5 (吳冠中, 1919–2010)

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    2. 2. Wus style, (or rather styles), isunmistakable. His landscapes in oils aremarked by a delicacy of touch andcolour, a purity and fluidity of line,which are very seductive. He also liked towork in the traditional Chinese mediumof ink on paper, and his studies of treesand plants have a vitality and freedomthat sometimes verges on abstractexpressionism, although Wu alwaysdenied that abstraction was an issue.Wu was a remarkable man, not only forhis prodigious talent, but for thecourage with which he stood up to theMaoist ideologues – unlike his teacherLin, who was crushed by them – for thelucidity of his writings about art, andfor the demands he made upon himself.He was a prolific painter, perhapsexcessively so, and not all his work, inparticular in the too-fluid Chinesemedium of brush and ink, is up to hisbest standard. Realizing this, in 1991 hedestroyed several hundred of hispaintings. He died a much-admired "oldmaster" 2008Wu Guanzhong (1919-2010)
    3. 3. Big Manor, 2001
    4. 4. “In searching for all themarvelous peaks to makesketches, for thirty years duringwinter, summer, spring, andautumn, I carried on my backthe heavy painting equipmentand set foot in the river towns,mountain villages, thick forests,and snowy peaks – from thefarthest corner of the Eastern Seato the border towns of Tibet, fromthe ruins of ancient GreekGaochang (in Xinjiang) to theisles of seagulls, I stayed in truckstops, courtyards of fishermen’shomes, factory buildings, andbroken temples....In all of these Itrained myself to developendurance.”Wu GuanzhongLife, 2001
    5. 5. AttheFootofChangbaiMountain(1985)
    6. 6. A Small Market in Indonesia, 1994
    7. 7. Boats in Indonesia, 1994Hainan Island Scene (1993)
    8. 8. The streets of Lhasa, 1961Camels in the Desert, 1981Lhasa, 1961
    9. 9. GöteborgBig MansionAmusement of fish
    10. 10. A village in England, 1992China birds nestBeijing Department Store, 1958
    11. 11. The Ancient City Of Jiaohe, 1981Sold to a Singaporean Chinese for arecord ¥37 million or $4.9 million at PolyOne of the worlds architectural wonders hides inYarnaz Valley, Like a willow leaf, the ancient city ofJiaohe (Yarkhoto) with a history of 2300 years liesbetween two rivers on a loess plateau atop a cliff ofover 30 meters, the largest, oldest and best-preservedearthen city in the world.An Indian proverb says, Intelligence is bound to existwhere two rivers meet. Jiaohe, meaning in Chinesewhere two rivers meet, is such a place.
    12. 12. A Fishing Harbour (III)Wu villageAn unbroken line
    13. 13. Sound: Snow Geese at Play on the Water - Louis Chen & Wu RonghuaText and pictures: InternetCopyright: All the images belong to their authorsPresentation: Sanda Foi oreanuşwww.slideshare.net/michaelasanda