Retrospective of Taiwan artist

Updated: 2014-05-19 15:32

China Daily


Bright Sun of the South is a retrospective exhibition that reflects upon the art of Chiayi-born artist Chen Chengpo (1895-1947), whose prodigious output in the 1930s made him one of the most recognizable Chinese artists from the first half of the 20th century. The display of 135 oil paintings, watercolors and drawings donated by the artist's family and collectors demonstrates Chen's distinctive style. His bold brushwork and dynamic color scheme show influences of Fauvism, Cubism and Expressionism, while the subjects and motifs in his works express his attachment to his homeland. Chen graduated from Tokyo Fine Art School, now Tokyo University of the Arts. He later taught at several art schools in Shanghai and traveled extensively to paint. After moving back to Taiwan in the 1930s, he became a leading light in the art and education movement.

9 am-5 pm, until May 20. National Art Museum of China, 1 Wusi Dajie (Street), Dongcheng district, Beijing. 010-6400-1476.

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