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徐悲鴻 鍾馗進酒圖 | Xu Beihong , Drunken Zhong Kui

徐悲鴻 鍾馗進酒圖 | Xu Beihong , Drunken Zhong Kui

徐悲鴻 鍾馗進酒圖 | Xu Beihong , Drunken Zhong Kui

From a Southeast Asian Private Collection

Xu Beihong

1895 - 1953

Drunken Zhong Kui


ink and colour on paper, hanging scroll

signed, dated 1939, with 2 seals of the artist

138.5 x 68.5 cm 54½x 27 in.


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東南亞私人收藏

徐悲鴻

1895-1953

鍾馗進酒圖


設色紙本 立軸 一九三九年作

畫家署簽

簽書︰己卯寫鍾進士。

款識︰

己卯端陽正午。悲鴻寫於星洲。

任可先生哂正。

鈐印︰「徐悲鴻」、「荒謬絕倫」。

來源:林任可得自畫家,後由家族遞藏


上款:「任可」即林任可(1894-1964),廣東潮安人。北京大學畢業後,移居南洋,往來泰國、香港間經商。他在曼谷經營燕窩事業,後轉往泰國南部,從事橡膠種植業。他熱心參與僑務公益,在檳城潮州會館擔任副總理,積極籌辦多種活動,募款辦學及支持抗戰。


註:抗戰烽煙肇起,徐悲鴻不甘在此民族存亡之際安居大後方,毅然離渝,攜帶大批作品,往香江、南洋多地舉行籌賑畫展,以筆代戈,為救亡效力。一九四一年三月,他自星洲抵檳城,出席檳華籌賑會為其籌辦之畫展,據當年該地報章所載,展覽尚未啟幕,已由當地僑界名流踴躍認購畫券,其中捐款五百元而見報者,即為林任可。畫展結束,悲鴻出席當地華商舉行之招待茶會,僑界領袖林任可亦參與其中。二人結識,或始於此。

鍾馗乃傳統書畫常見題材。民間流傳,端午午時以硃筆繪之,掛圖旬月,可袪邪魅,具鎮宅賜福之效。悲鴻屢繪之,從創作技巧而言,不類於海派任伯年、王一亭等「神話化」之誇張寫意手法,他運用西洋素描基礎,滲融國畫筆墨,故筆下鍾進士更為「人格化」,身型比例、面貌特徵,以至體格肌理細節,皆切合寫實。

悲鴻畫中題材,不時寄寓愛國情懷,為激揚民族氣節的工具,鍾馗亦不例外。其創作思想超越民間傳說意涵,以鍾進士民族凛然大節的象徵、人間正義的化身,砥礪民族,不畏強敵。他曾在介紹鍾馗畫時謂「……鍾馗代表中國人,幾個小鬼是指日本鬼子,小日本想戰勝中國是不可能的,所以畫成沒有頭蓋骨,是表示他沒有腦筋」。切合當時抗戰背景,鎮懾的妖邪,正是侵華的日冦!故屢在端午午時至剛至陽之時下筆,加強驅凶除煞之氣勢。

本幅寫於一九三九年「端陽正午」,畫中鍾進士側身而立,衣藍袍,腰配劍,鞹雙足,正是宋代沈括〈夢溪筆談〉中所描述終南進士之形象。其身型魁梧,不怒自威,手握空杯,等待小鬼開酒侍候。小鬼低首屈膝,一手環抱酒罈,一手執蓋,小心翼翼地揭去封口黃泥,生怕用力過度,把陶製酒罈砸碎。一凝神靜候,一著力處理,動靜之間,個性、神態各異,主客之勢立見。畫上題字,筆筆剛勁有力,氣勢如虹,具北碑金石韻味,與畫中鍾馗威赫形象匹配,無乃悲鴻下筆時心情激昂之寫照。

按本幅年款及畫家署簽,可知寫於一九三九年身處星洲之際,時悲鴻與林任可似尚未相識。若考畫家題贈另一檳城潮人僑領林連登〈鍾馗〉,寫於一九三八年之渝州,上款字型較小,似為後加。對照畫家與二林應結識於一九四一年,可推知作品皆由悲鴻親攜至當地,獲僑領大力支持,遂取自存佳作補上款以報。本幅題贈林任可後,一直留在林家,傳至第四代,至今方釋出。


138.5 x 68.5 cm 54½x 27 in.

-Generally in good condition. Minor insect bites and mild foxing can be found on the painting, which can be alleviated by restoration. For detailed condition photos and further inquiries, please contact cptghk@sothebys.com


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