When the National Art Museum of China will soon celebrate its 50th anniversary, it holds “A Embrace of Plain Nature—Qin Xuanfu Arts Exhibition” to commemorate Qin Xuanfu, the older generation of outstanding painter, art historical critics, art educator who has had a selfless dedication life both in new china’s art career and the fine arts education career .
Qin Xuanfu (1906-1998)， the artist had studied in France in his early years, learning the latest teaching achievements in the fields of art creation and art history in the west. Thanks for the education, he realized the close relationship between art and nature in various European national arts galleries, which made him a glory of “The painting of scholar”. After his back to China, he taught at Beiping Art Professional University, Tsinghua University, Art Department of Central University, etc. Then the story of his following to several friends and difficultly traveling to Chongqing Fenghuang Mountain becomes an art legend. “Cling to life, and embrace the nature” is a creational ideal suggested by Qing Xuanfu at the level of aesthetic. He had done arts with this ideal, gaining the glamour of arts and the soul of nature.
This exhibition is the most large-scale art exhibition held in Beijing for master Qin Xuanfu. More than 200 works fully represent every creation period of Qin Xuanfu. Not only oil paintings, including the master work maid of honor which had been early selected in the French independent salon’s masterpiece, but also gouache paintings, watercolor paintings, sketches, literary sketches and watermark picture for independent artistic exploration in his old years are in this exhibition. With his mass of books and articles for intensive research and discussion, these works represent comprehensively and profoundly Qin Xuanfu’s artistic life as a much achievements-achieved artist with the glory names “The painting of scholar”.