Line and Rhyme (Set of two paintings)

Line and Rhyme (Set of two paintings)

Chu Teh-Chun

b. 1920

 

Line and Rhyme (Set of two paintings)

two ink paintings on paper

signed by the artist at each painting (lower right)

Executed year unknown.

14.2 by 13.8 cm (upper painting) (5 9/16 by 5 7/16 in.);
14.2 by 15.3 cm (lower painting) (5 9/16 by 6 1/32 in.).

 

*This is a loaned work from and with thanks to Lucie Chang Fine Arts.

 

朱德群

b. 1920

 

線、韻(一組兩件)

水墨紙本

年份不明

款識:藝術家簽名 (每幅右下)

 

*感謝Lucie Chang Fine Arts借展這件作品。 

 

此作是朱德群創作的水墨紙本作品。他從小受祖父薰陶,對傳統書法和水墨產生濃厚興趣,並曾師隨現代水墨畫大師潘天壽,練成出神入化的書法技巧和水墨運用。他對水墨的探索長達半世紀,除了嚴謹的書法線條、忽躍忽伏的筆勢,他也擅於以點線面構築優美的畫面。此組作品為其甚為罕見的小品,一則表現線條的律動,另一則表現墨點的韻致,素淨剔透,精巧可愛。看似信手拈來,隨性自在,但線條全以中鋒用筆,線條細勁,連而不斷一氣呵成,最細處仍是柔中帶韌,兩幅作品恰恰表現出點、線、面在空間中的組織構成,融合中西藝術的表現與精神,相映成趣。

 

This is a set of two ink paintings created by Chu Teh-chun. In his childhood, Chu was deeply influenced by his grandfather and developed a keen interest in traditional ink art and calligraphy. He was taught by Pan Tianshou, a master of modern ink painting, to develop his superb calligraphy skills and the use of ink. Chu has been exploring ink for half a century: in addition to the rigorous calligraphy lines and the sudden and unexpected gestures, he is also good at constructing beautiful pictures with simplistic points, lines and planes. This set of works is very rare for this reason. One of them shows the rhythm of the lines, and the other presents the aroma of the dots created by ink: pure and clear, delicate and cute. Chu's brushstrokes are seemingly natural and out of instinct, but indeed they are constructed in a precise calligraphic skill of using the center tip of the pen, in a continuous way from the beginning till the end, expressing the gentleness and strength at the same time. The two works show the careful composition of point, line, and plane within the space, fusing the expression and spirit of Chinese and Western art, and they are mutually interesting.