Untitled (Green Landscape), 1966

Untitled (Green Landscape), 1966

T’ang Haywen

b. 1927

 

Untitled (Green Landscape)

oil on canvas

Executed in 1966

100 by 81 cm. (39 3/8 by 31 7/8 in.)

 

Provenance

Private collector

 

曾海文

b. 1927

 

無題(綠色景觀)

油彩畫布

1966年作

 

來源

私人收藏

 

《無題(綠色景觀)》是曾海文1966年的油畫原作作品。他於1948年抵達法國巴黎,並在當時「新寫實」提倡自由想像及重塑事物形態的主流環境推動下,決意擺脫世俗的枷鎖,毅然踏上藝術家之路。他一方面吸收西方的畫風和技巧,一方面透過不斷觀察和驗證,把對傳統道家思想的深刻體會融入畫作中,例如大自然、人與人之間的和諧,並強調人在大自然中的渺小。他的作品簡樸而單純,或會被解讀成寫實性繪畫,實則埋藏數不清的暗喻,引領觀者探索內在的自我。曾海文說過:「我的畫既非抽象亦非具象,它不描繪世界並意圖跨越意識的世界,來呈現與自然及其律動相關的新形式。我要將自己化爲自然的力量,並透過繪畫將之具體呈現。」

 

Untitled (Green Landscape) is an original oil painting by T’ang Haywen in 1966. When he arrived in Paris, France in 1948, he was driven by the prevailing atmosphere of New Realism, a large-scale artistic movement at that time that advocates freedom of imagining and reshaping the material form of lives, to determine to get rid of the conventional boundaries and pursue his dream of being an artist. Through continuous observation and experimentation in the process of creation, he incorporates not only the Western styles and techniques, but also his profound understanding of the Taoism philosophy into his works, for example, the harmony between humans, and between human and nature, as well as the fragility of human beings when they are confronted with the nature. As much as how simple and innocent his works are, and how frequently they are interpreted as realistic paintings, they are also very mysterious as they are embedded with inexplicable metaphors, which often lead the viewer to explore the inner self. T’ang once said: "My painting is neither figurative nor abstract. I do not seek to describe the world, but rather bypassing and overcoming the conscious world in order to explore new forms still linked to nature and its rhythm. I am looking to identify Nature's forces and materialize them into painting.”