GUANGZHOU, China, Aug. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The history-themed painting Xi Zhongxun in Nanliang has sparked a fresh reaction during its display from August 4 to 20 in Guangdong following a favorable reception at the "Reform Mission - Guangdong Art Centennial Exhibition" held by Guangdong Museum of Art. On August 9, Shen Haixiong, Member of the Standing Committee of CPC Guangdong Provincial Committee and Guangdong Provincial Publicity Chief joined a group of Cantonese artists at Guangdong Museum of Art at a meeting where Chen Yan, painter of this artwork and honorary president of Shantou Artists Association would talk of how he completed the painting. Shen said that he hoped the literature and art community of Guangdong would focus on major themes and eulogize the great times in efforts to bring the literature and art to a new high.
According to Chen, who was born and raised in Yan'an, Shaanxi Province before settling down in Shantou in the 1980s, it was really an emotion-invested project, which required his lived experience in Shaanxi earlier and in Guangdong over 20 years since then. On top of that, to vividly depict how Xi Zhongxun, then chairman of the Soviet Government in Shaanxi-Gansu Border Revolutionary Base Area was joining together cheerful folks in the 1930s, Chen made a bold technique innovation by combining western and Chinese painting styles.
Much attention received proved that any great artworks of revolutionary historic theme need to take roots in people and their life and employ innovative approaches, Chen continued.
The painting is an artwork of great art performance, Shen pointed out, adding that the literature and art community of Guangdong should gain valuable experience from the meeting and make more efforts to focus on major themes and eulogize the great times and the endeavors are expected to churn out more influential and profound artworks featuring the Lingnan region.
Shen urged the departments concerned in Guangdong to boost support in artwork creation and protection and to encourage artists to produce more well-deserved artworks, taking the literature and art of Guangdong to a new high.
SOURCE Guangdong Museum of Art