No End for Art —— Art Exhibition
With the advent of 100th anniversary of Mr Chen Dayu, National Art Museum of China hosts “No End for Art—Art Exhibition of Chen Dayu” to commemorate this artist who devoted himself to the art and education of the new China.
Mr Chen Dayu studied in Shanghai Art College in his early years under Zhu Lesan, Zhu Wenyun and Wang Geyi. Later he went to Beijing, apprenticed to Qi Baishi to specialize in freehand flower-and-bird paintings. After the new China was founded, he taught at Nanjing Art College for a long time. Diligent in art and bold in exploration, he carried on the tradition to break fresh ground. He followed Xu Wei, Shi Tao, Zhu Da, Eight Eccentrics of Yangzhou and other great masters of Ming and Qing Dynasties, while keeping pace with the times to pursue art. In 1956, he travelled and painted along the Yangtze River with Li Keran and Huang Runhua, which set the fashion. His works stem from observation, catch inspiration from real life, find beauty in ordinary life, integrate optimistic and cheerful outlook on life and emotional experience of love for life, and show simple and bold personal style and artistic features of times.
This exhibition will display the creative style of the painter through painting, calligraphy, seal cutting and literature, which makes it possible to understand the creation of the old generation of artists that implies ideals in life in artistic appreciation.