West Huifang, 1932

Hong Kong 2015
Liang Gallery
Chen Cheng-po West Huifang, 1932 This painting was painted in 1932. During the Japanese occupation period, “West Huifang” used to be one of the most renowned places for merchants and travelers to gather together in Chiayi. An old ancient tree in the city, a streak of sunshine on the ground, green shades of the tree – all of this create soft and pleasantly cool atmosphere. Vendors and pedestrians in kimono or dresses add liveliness and prosperity to the “West Huifang”. It was a period during Japanese occupation when Taiwan was rapidly developing into an industry and commerce based society.