I like this painting very much: Landscape of the Four Seasons, 1950.
Saturday, January 21, 2012
Fu Baoshi: Traditional Chinese Painting in an Era of Revolution
Fu Baoshi (1904-1965) was one of the most important painters of China's revolutionary era and one of Mao's favorite artists. You can perhaps see why in Heaven and Earth Glow Read, 1964 (above), which fuses a traditional Chinese eye with Maoist iconography.
Like any Chinese artist of traditional bent, Fu Baoshi was a scholar as much as a creator. He was an expert on Tang Dynasty painting, and some of his landscapes have the feel of that era. I haven't been able to find titles or dates for these. Fu did many others like them, and you can see more here.