The Wenchang Pavilion in Baoshan is opened and the plaque is unveiled

The Wenchang Pavilion in Baoshan was opened to reveal the plaque Ding Xiaofang and Ding Yang and his sons ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ has created the traditional Chinese painting “Emperor Wenchang” with 100 frames for long-term display.Flying into the homes of ordinary people

Recently, the ancient building Wenchang Pavilion Long Modern Art Center in Baoshan District, Shanghai presented at the unveiling ceremony of the pavilion. Ding Xiaofang and Ding Yang, the father and son of the famous school in Shanghai, created “Ninety-Nine Transformations of Emperor Wenchang – An Exhibition of Hundreds of Frames of Chinese Paintings” to meet the public on the top floor of the Wenchang Pavilion. This art exhibition is jointly sponsored by the Shanghai Artists Association and the Shanghai Juequn Academy of Painting and Calligraphy, and opened a scenic spot in the northern district of Shanghai to encourage goodness, encourage learning, and promote traditional Chinese culture in the new era.

Caption: Wenchang Pavilion Exhibition Area

Caption: The Wenchang Pavilion Unveiled

100 large-scale ink paintings are presented in the exhibition, which is the first large-scale father-son collaboration between the famous Shanghai-style painter Ding Xiaofang and his son Ding Yang. Hundreds of works have been verified by cultural and historical experts, and painted by Shanghai-style art paintings. The magnificent panorama depicts the magnificent addresses of the ninety-nine emperors of Wenchang, adding luster to the nation’s outstanding traditional culture. . Ye Xin, vice chairman of the Shanghai Writers Association, made a foreword to the exhibition. He said: “Contemporary painters Ding Xiaofang and father and son Dingyang excavated traditional Chinese myths and combined modern elements to capture this legendary figure well known among The features of the painting are also integrated with innovation, vividly showing character the magnificent, colorful and united interior of Emperor Wenchang.

Caption: Ding Xiaofang, a famous school artist in Shanghai, guides his creation

Chinese folk proverb: “Confucius is in the north, and Wenchang is in the south”. Emperor Wenchang has always had great influence among the ancient Chinese people. Wenchang, or Wenchang Star, was considered the god who took care of literary movement among the people in ancient times, He is said to be a man of insight, kindness, benevolence, and love for the people like a son. by scholars. Since the Yuan Dynasty, the scope of influence has spread throughout China. Taoism respected him as “Emperor Wenchang”, and was accepted as the national official worship in the Qing Dynasty. Emperor Wenchang continued to benefit the people and was the embodiment of people’s study and examination. The Wenchang Pavilion in Baoshan district has not been open to the public since its completion, due to the traditional Chinese paintings to interpret folk culture, the official opening of the pavilion is announced in the spring of 2023. Emperor Wenchang is worshiped by the people of China, and his life experience, evolution and the horror of the deity is an epic that runs through thousands of years of Chinese history and civilization. The creations of Ding and his sons ​​​​are based on reliable historical data, and each piece of work is equipped with text to explain the story, clearly showing the world the evolution of Emperor Wenchang’s life experience , which is a ninety ninety ninety nine transformation.

Caption: Father and son Ding Xiaofang and Ding Yang created a hundred frames together

This is the first large-scale collaboration between Ding Xiaofang and Ding Yang, father and son. It is rare in the Shanghai Painting School to join two generations of painters. Ding Yang pointed out the inscription “Ding” on each painting, and told reporters with a smile that the surname chapter should use the same one. Previously, the father and son used to be “father and son soldiers” in “Mythology”, but they still needed to coordinate the artistic style.

Caption: Ding Xiaofang, Ding Yang and his son’s works

Ding Xiaofang, a painter from the Shanghai Academy of Chinese Painting, tends to be more freehand and write. Ding Xiaofang has been famous for a long time. Among Shanghai painters, he is good at painting figures. “Academic” Ding Yang graduated from the Central Academy of Fine Arts He is a representative of the Shanghai School of Painting detail painters after 1985. He is currently an associate professor at the Academy of Fine Arts of East China Normal University. There is a new awakening and expansion is fine brushwork, and the base of oil painting gives it a natural sensitivity to colour. The two once collaborated on the “Myth Creu Painting Project” “Chang’e Flying to the Moon” is very outstanding in the whole series of works. The prepared lavender pavement as the background makes the ancient Chinese heroes have an epic sense of seriousness. This work has been exhibited in the China Art Museum and the Cheng Shifa Art Museum for a long time.

Before starting the work, Ding Xiaofang analyzed the features and content of the work “The Ninety-Nine Transformations of Emperor Wenchang”, and decided that a pure freehand brush or fine brushwork could not capture it. the story will seem a little inadequate if the method of expression is based mainly on freehand line and ink. The collaboration between father and son gives full play to each other’s strengths, and the harmonious form of freehand brushwork and fine brushwork achieves the expected atmosphere of the picture. This work depicts the magnificent Chinese legend of Emperor Wenchang, achieving the beauty of bringing in the old and bringing out the new, with form and spirit.

Caption: “Ninety-Nine Transformations of Wenchang Emperors”, a collection of works of the same name in the exhibition, was published by Shanghai People’s Fine Arts Publishing House

The exhibition collection of works of the same name “Ninety-Nine Transformations of Wenchang Emperors” was published by Shanghai People’s Fine Arts Publishing House, and the exquisite cultural and creative derivatives “Wenchang Emperor Porcelain Plates” produced by the famous Jingdezhen technicians were unveiled in the the same time. At the same time, a special traffic commemorative card “Wenchang Emperor” designed by artist Ding Xiaofang and the special traffic card “City Series – Shanghai” designed by artist Ding Yang were released. The wave of innovation and the origin of works of art added the significance of cultural popularization to the opening ceremony. (Evening News Reporter Xinmin Le Mengong)

Editor: Shen Yuye


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