Liu Haisu (1896-1994) Bailong Bridge in Mount Huang
Lot 800
Liu Haisu (1896-1994) Bailong Bridge in Mount Huang
Sold for HK$ 1,460,000 (US$ 188,260) inc. premium

Lot Details
Liu Haisu (1896-1994) Bailong Bridge in Mount Huang
Liu Haisu (1896-1994)
Bailong Bridge in Mount Huang
Oil on canvas, framed and glazed
Signed Liu Hai Su in English and Haisu in Chinese
Dated 1954
91.5cm x 72cm (36in x 28¼in).

Footnotes

  • Provenance: formerly in the collection of Suzhou Fine Art Academy

    Published:
    Chan Liu Art Monthly, No. 253, Chan Liu Art Monthly Publishing Ltd., Taipei, 2012, inside cover
    Past with the Future: Memoir Album for Chan Liu's 40th Anniversary, Chan Liu Art Museum, Taipei, 2013, p.207

    劉海粟 黃山白龍橋 油彩畫布 鏡框 一九五四年作

    簽名:海粟 1954 Liu Hai Su

    來源:蘇州美專滄浪畫苑舊藏

    出版:
    《長流藝聞》,253期,長流藝聞雜誌社,台北,2012年,內封面
    《繼往開來:長流四十周年紀念專輯》,長流美術館,台北,2013年,頁207

    1922年,顏文樑與胡粹中和朱士傑創立蘇州美術專科學校,即現今東吳大學前身,校舍選址蘇州著名園林滄浪亭。本幅來自蘇州美專舊藏,屬劉海粟著名的黃山系列作品之一。

    黃山在中國山水畫發展史有超然地位,古今畫家俱力圖捕捉黃山的雄巍、怪奇和俊秀。對劉海粟而言,黃山即是取之不竭的靈感泉源,一生十上黃山也見證著他藝術生涯的成長。〈黃山白龍橋〉作於1954年,是劉海粟在如何把黃山化作紙上丹青有重大突破的一年。他曾慨嘆入黃山和出黃山同樣困難,意謂要描繪黃山千變萬化的面貌並不容易,掌握山之性情亦是艱難。惟當他1954年第六次上黃山後,獲得前所未有之頓悟,更特地刻製印章「昔日黃山是我師,今日我是黃山友」以誌此行的成功。

    劉海粟曾遠道歐洲學習西方藝術,到訪各大博物館臨摹名作,並在歸國後舉辦油畫展覽,以祈在革新中國畫方面帶來新氣象。本幅線條剛勁有力,顯露劉海粟深厚的國畫功力及對西畫造型表達的掌握。他以恣肆縱橫的筆觸烘托黃山的磅礡,配以濃烈厚重的色彩,畫面極富張力,呈現「黃山歸來不見岳」之氣勢,足見劉海粟六上黃山後的健筆自信。
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