Poetry Of Sculpture by Wu Weishan

By Wu Weishan

A popular sculptor from China, Professor Wu Weishan stands proud in China's paintings area - certainly, within the complete cultural fraternity - together with his distinct sculpting types and unique theoretical perspectives. His sequence of inventive works that function China's old and cultural celebrities exhibit his freehand sculpting approach and his proposal of the - 8 significant kinds of chinese language sculpture - which without delay problem the phenomenon of latest artwork steeped so seriously in values derived from Western well known artwork and Russian realism.This booklet files the several levels of Wu Weishan's objectives, struggles, and creations. It documents his dealings with eminent figures within the technology, cultural, and paintings arenas, reminiscent of Chen Ning Yang, Ji Xianlin, Wu Guanzhong, and Xiong Bingming. His paintings notes, excerpts from his theoretical essays, and photographs of a few chosen sculptures also are integrated. From right here, readers can get a glimpse of an artist's internal international in the course of his turning out to be years - how he devoutly approached lifestyles and artwork opposed to the backdrop of latest society and tradition.

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However, no matter what, art can never be separated from the main body of artist — the perfect combination of the hands and heart produces things that move people. Even though sketching is not used as a method to train techniques of painting from life, it can be used as notes for modelling artists. Now, it seems that the art of painting and sculpting using hands is passé, as concepts can be expressed directly from piecing real objects together. However, I always believe art is not about productivity, as it cannot be renewed or replaced like mobile phones and computers.

At the European Ceramic Work Centre where I worked, there was a modern kitchen in which artists from numerous countries would cook some food every day, according to their tastes. Therefore, Yang Zhilin, the other Chinese artist with me, and I took turns to cook meals on alternate days. We cooked Chinese food with Dutch poultry, eggs, meat and vegetables. We were good at pouring oil into the pan to be heated first before putting in the vegetables, producing sound and fragrance at the same time. It was such a bustling and lively sight, unlike the other foreign artists who only made do with two sliced peaches and bread spread with jam for lunch.

In the late 1970s, Picasso and Matisse were introduced to the circle of fine arts in China. I could not appreciate their artworks, but instead developed a liking for the paintings of Situ Qiao. This painter, active in the 1930s, was probably not known to contemporary young artists, but the people-oriented theme, sense of justice, kindness and integrity conveyed in his paintings have always moved me. Each of his paintings reflects his succinct forms, swift movements (from analysis of his paintings), ability to grasp the essence of things in an instant moment, passion and kindness.

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