Footbridge in Shanghai, 1930

Hong Kong 2015
Liang Gallery
Chen Cheng-po Footbridge in Shanghai, 1930 This painting depicts the Dapu Bridge in the western part of Luwan District in Shanghai. The bridge was located along the Ruijin Second Road, near the intersection with Zhiaojiabang Road, and was nearby the former residence of Chen Cheng-po. Chen applied Chinese ink-wash painting features, such as black lines, to emphasize outlines of the buildings. Big areas of flat colors are painted in the Western avant-garde style. A multi-point perspective enables to see through the buildings and allows to sense the layered space and the flow of air.