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Fine Chinese Paintings

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Hong Kong

Fu Baoshi
(1904-1965)
GRANDEUR OF COAL CAPITAL
signed BAOSHI, dated 1961, titled, inscribed, and with two seals of the artist
ink and colour on paper, framed
28 by 84 cm. 11 by 33 in.
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Exhibited

Taipei, National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, Centenary Exhibition of Fu Baoshi, 18 December, 2004 to 27 March, 2005
Hong Kong Art Centre, Rendering Change – The Arts of New China 1949-79, organized by the M K Lau Collection, April 3-13, 2015
Beijing, Dadu Museum of Art, Rendering Change – The Arts of New China 1949-79, October 10-30, 2015

Literature

Selected Paintings by Fu Baoshi and Guan Shanyue on a Sketching Expedition to the North East, Liaoning Fine Arts Publishing House, 1964, pl.12
Selected Paintings by Fu Baoshi on a Sketching Expedition to the North East, Jiangsu People’s Publishing House, April 1964, pl.18
Paintings by Fu Baoshi, People’s Fine Arts Publishing House, June 1983, pl. 106
The World of Fu Baoshi, Ye Zonggao ed., Shi Jh Tang Press Co. Ltd., Taipei, December 2004, p.404-405
The Art World of Fu Baoshi, Taipei, China Times Publishing Co. Ltd., December, 2004, p.49
Fu Baoshi, written by Lin Mu, Shi Jh Tang Press Co. Ltd., Taipei, December 2004, p.156
The Chronicle of Fu Baoshi’s Life (Revised Edition), Ye Zonggao ed., Shanghai Classics Publishing House, December 2012, p.377
Rendering Change – The Arts of New China 1949-79 exhibition catalogue, M K Lau Collection, Hong Kong, 2015, p.9
Rendering Change – The Arts of New China 1949-79 exhibition brochure, M K Lau Collection, Hong Kong, 2015, p.5

Catalogue Note

In June, 1961, Fu Baoshi travelled to the North East of China for a plein air painting tour, and Grandeur of Coal Capital was created during his visit to the coal capital Fushun. Moved by the extraordinary sight of several hundred thousands of workers in the open coal mines, drenched in smog and with dust in the air, the artist was inspired to depict this magnificent scene. The coal fields are portrayed in densely layered ink, incorporating details such as factories, chimneys, and utility poles. Fu Baoshi only created two paintings with this subject matter -- the current work, which was once part of the M K Lau Collection, has been extensively exhibited and catalogued; the other work was donated to the Nanjing Museum by the artist’s family.

Fine Chinese Paintings

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