Untitled, 1970

Hong Kong 2019
Lin & Lin Gallery
Work on Paper
Oil crayon on paper
24.4 x 17.5 (cm)
9.6 x 6.9 (inch)
Born 1903 in Yixing, China Died 1988 in Shanghai, China Wu Da-yu studied at the L’École Supérieure Nationale des Beaux Arts in Paris in 1922. After returning home, Wu and his contemporaries, revolutionized modern Chinese art. By synthesizing Western concepts with those from Chinese philosophy, poetry, calligraphy, and painting, Wu established an expansive theory which he called ‘dynamism’. His cartoons, ink, gouache, encaustic, pastels, watercolor, and drawings, reflect his exploration of styles such as Impressionism, Cubism, and Fauvism, as well as traditional Eastern composition. Wu’s paintings are not limited by representation, as his brushwork is unrestrained, his colors are bright and lyrical, and overall, his paintings are very abstract. The rich and colorful works on paper offer viewers the opportunity to experience the context and concepts of this master of his generation. Wu’s work has been the subject of many retrospective exhibitions including at the Shanghai Art Museum (1995 and 2003) and the National Museum of History in Taipei (1996). 吳大羽 1903 年出生於中國宜興 1988 年逝世於中國上海 吳大羽1922年於巴黎高等美術學院修讀 藝術,回國後與志同道合的藝術家矢志 開拓中國現代藝術的新面貌。他將中國 哲學、詩詞、書法及國畫與西方藝術 概念結合,提出「勢象理論」。吳氏 的漫畫、水墨畫、彩墨畫、不透明水彩 畫、蠟畫、粉彩畫、水彩畫和素描畫 等,反映出他廣泛的風格研究,包括印 象派、立體派、野獸派甚至東方的傳統 構圖。吳氏的畫作不拘於對象的形似, 用筆瀟灑奔放,色彩鮮明而抒情,畫面 頗具抽象性。紙上豐沛多彩的畫面, 引領觀者親歷一代藝術大師的創作脈絡 與思維。 吳氏的作品常出現於為其舉辦的回顧 展,包括上海美術館(1995及2003) 和台北國立歷史博物館(1996)。