Hong yi painting “half-naked women like” appearance had disappeared a century (FIG.)

this work published in founded in 1920 in the journal of aesthetic education, named as “female”.

in the paintings, shirtless on a young woman, her eyes tight shut, leaning on the set of the back of the chair has a soft fabric, a head of black hair fleeciness scattered side. The characters in the picture quiet to let a person cannot bear to wake the sleeping. Slightly tilted in the corner of the canvas, canvas, however, is clearly visible in the article number or long or short fold and local paint falls off, and remind people that this is a quite some years old painting.

yesterday, when it is called “half-naked women like” oil painting at the central academy of fine arts gallery collection rooms one appearance, immediately cause the presence of the expert’s strong interest & ndash; & ndash; You know, the painting by famous master hong yi, and has been preliminary presumption to master only three paintings in the only human body painting. More legend is that the painting has mysteriously disappeared from people’s horizons for nearly a century, and that the mystery remains to be further research.

masters surprisingly warehouse

hong yi is the first to start naked sketch art educator, by his naked figure painting naturally has the special significance.

this was found to be the “half-naked women like format for the 116.5 cm wide, 91 centimeters high, even today, it seems, is also a held. According to central American art museum curator Wang Huangsheng, the painting was public appearance in 1920. At that time, hong yi’s disciple Martin founded the “aesthetic education” magazine, the first turn to render the half-naked women like; But before long, the painting was quietly disappear. In 1959, Martin is not in the central American art research magazine to write an article, also mentioned this picture, but he don’t know if it works on where.

the half-naked women like this are reproduced, almost is a pleasant surprise. Wang Huangsheng says, in the second half of last year, organize the human focused central American art gallery collection of works during the period of the republic of China, from the warehouse to find and confirm the Li Yishi, Wu Fading, Zhang Anzhi, Sun Zongwei important artist’s works, such as when sorting to the storage area of foreign works, staff and found this picture. & other; Because the work is published in many art teaching materials, books and periodicals, staff saw it first is familiar, followed by surprise. Throughout the &; Wang Huangsheng, described his mood at that time as & other; From discovering the new continent & throughout; .

after initial technical comparison, Wang Huangsheng preliminary determination “half-naked women like” is the original drawing hong yi. & other; It in the journal of aesthetic education that works with 1920 key parts can overlap, published only when drawing size is very small, because after workers retouching, plate-making effect has changed. Throughout the &; Wang Huangsheng think, before and after the painting may was born in 1909, hong yi should was Japan study abroad.

it is understood that although hong yi is very important in the history of Chinese oil painting, but he stopped writing after becoming a monk, so there is extremely rare. Reportedly, credibility is the exact hong yi existing only three pieces of oil painting. Among them, except for Japan’s Tokyo university of the arts to collect the self portrait of hong yi, half-naked women like is to get a preliminary presumption of the second picture; In addition to a picture, “flower” is said to be living in Singapore.

several paths and still save mystery

disappeared nearly a century of semi-naked women like, in this long one hundred years experienced how to drift from place to place, is still a mystery now.

Wang Huangsheng once read the epicenter beauty into Tibet had done all the registration record, did not find any information about this picture. According to records, in 1918, hong yi before becoming a monk had to his paintings JiZeng to the Beijing art school, the predecessor of the central academy of fine arts, but “half-naked women like” is not in the list, and this batch of works is in the thirties last century has been lost.

this picture appeared on the first issue of the journal of the aesthetic education, was named the “female”, its provenance is & other; Shanghai college of normal schools throughout Tibet &; . Shanghai is modern China’s first private junior colleges and normal normal junior college of art, its founder, Martin, liu hong yi qualitative and feng zikai three per capita for best. Martin is not able to publish it, and because has the advantage of convenience. Since the 1950 s, the work has been as representative works of hong yi, appear in all kinds of books and articles related to hong yi, academic research and literary biography, but its where there is none that knows.

however, in the early 1960 s, the half-naked women like did appear in the central fine arts museum. Wang Huangsheng said that at that time, the central academy of fine arts teachers Li Shusheng art history has been taken in the museum this painting, the picture in Li Shusheng home is still intact.

or have another “nude” undiscovered

in order to evaluate the image of semi-naked women like art value, Central America the day before yesterday specially convened an appraisal and workshop, participants did not agree.

China art research institute researcher Zheng Gong that come down little, the works of early Chinese students from this work were anonymous and lack of documented the two problems directly, he speculated that it was probably a copy. But more and more scholars argue, it is imperative that clear to work on a reducing, find out if there is a trace of repairing it.

humanities, dean of the school of the central academy of fine arts Yin Ji male said, such appraisal should be divided into three steps: the first is that with the 1920 published in the journal of images for accurate measurement, fixed-point to determine whether or not it for the same work; Then have to further confirm where paintings had been repaired; Finally through scientific means such as physics, chemistry, determine its creation.

it is important to note that according to the record of central American art museum by the famous educator summer Mian statue of later generations, by famous writers, ye shengtao in 1959 will be a large oil painting called “naked women” donated to the central academy of fine arts. However, grandson of ye shengtao Ye Yonghe confirmed that he had seen the child “the naked woman,” but with the discovered the half-naked women like is different, the characters in the painting for naked, and format are more narrow size, appearance is more flat. Wang Huangsheng to infer, epicenter beauty may also be another hong yi creation of figure painting, waiting for people to discover.


by the end of the semi-naked women like appearance

in December of this year, hong yi art, literature, and related research results, etc., will be the collective appearance at the central academy of fine art gallery. At the appointed time, the newly discovered “half-naked women like”, and from the university of the arts in Tokyo, Japan out of the self portrait of hong yi, will be exhibited at the same time.

Wang Huangsheng told reporters that the current first original keep the half-naked women like, what will repair the painting. Painting preservation are belong to, in his opinion, is very good, repair difficulty is not great. Once took place at the end of last year, his pavilion repair a collection exhibition, among them, the creation in the period of the republic of China oil painting “took a mirror” and the traditional Chinese painting’s fighter, despite the damage is relatively serious, but both were successfully repaired. For the damage to a lesser degree of semi-naked women like, Wang Huangsheng have confidence to repair like new.

in addition, the central American art museum will also begin to hong yi works for further study, at the same time actively looking for another hong yi the whereabouts of the naked women work.


culture curiosities hong yi

hong yi, born in 1880 in tianjin, dongdu Japan study abroad in 1905, majoring in oil painting art school in Tokyo, learning music at the same time, and founded and OuYangYu qian’s drama. He is a Chinese legend of the 20th century, and also & other; Article 20 surprised of collecting & throughout; Wizards, poem and ci, painting and calligraphy, seal cutting, music, drama, literature, a number of talent at a suit, on multiple fronts a domestic culture and art. He was China’s first create a nude painting art educator, was the first to China to spread the pioneers of western music and drama. At the same time, he has develop the artist feng zikai, musicians liu equal cultural celebrities.

in 1918, while he was in the Lord for the middle-aged monk, method number, hong yi is physical prowess as a ritsu sai-jo eleventh generation. Died in 1942. The evaluation for the master of life: at the beginning & other; Endless treasures for the eyes, a round full moon as yao. Throughout the &;