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Zhang Chongren Memorial Hall

Source:http://www.flychinatravel.com Clicks:Date:2019-11-07 09:24

 

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Zhang Chongren Memorial Hall is built at Tangqiao, Puhui, Minhang District, Shanghai, covering an area of 600 square meters. It is a Jiangnan courtyard in the style of Ming and Qing Dynasties. This master of sculpture art was born in this land. Now his hometown has built this memorial hall to show his artistic achievements. The memorial hall consists of six parts: the beginning of the art world, Oriental talents, studio career, sculpture spring and autumn, sunset glow and virtuous art leaves a fragrance. Zhang's art life is reflected in a large number of pictures, newspapers, letters, objects and works of art.

brief introduction

Zhang Chong Ren memorial hall is located in Puhui Tangqiao, Qibao town, Minhang District, Shanghai. The Museum covers an area of 600 square meters and is a Ming and Qing style building. The walls are decorated with black tiles and cornices are carved with mullions. The decoration is novel without losing the simplicity. The exhibits are precious and can be enjoyed by both the refined and the common. The building was built in the style of horse building on the wharf wall of Jiangnan in Qing Dynasty, and opened on March 17, 2003. It covers an area of 800 square meters. The building area is 600 square meters. There are six exhibition rooms, displaying more than 20 representative sculptures of Zhang Chongren.

Exhibition hall composition

Preface, written by Wang Liping, chairman of the Shanghai Municipal Committee of the Chinese people's Political Consultative Conference, fully affirms Mr. Zhang Chongren's patriotism, love of the countryside, pursuit of art and courage to climb the summit. A bronze statue of Zhang Chongren was made by his disciple, Mr. Yan You Ren, a sculptor. According to Mr. Zhang's life, six parts are set up in each exhibition room, i.e. the beginning of art world, Oriental talents, studio career, sculpture spring and Autumn period, sunset glow and virtuous art leaves fragrance. Rich and detailed text, picture materials and representative works of painting and sculpture are displayed to show Mr. Zhang's art life and outstanding creation achievements. Many students admire and miss a generation of great masters, dedicate paintings and sculptures to show Mr. Zhang's achievements and add color to the memorial hall.

Personal life

Mr. Zhang Chongren, a master of sculpture art, devoted his whole life to studying sculpture and painting skills and persistently pursuing the true meaning of art. His sculpture creation and art education were fruitful and outstanding, and he was famous at home and abroad. He is one of the founders of contemporary sculpture art in China. Mr. Zhang Chongren's artistic achievements have international influence, and he has made great contributions to the cultural and artistic exchanges between China and foreign countries. The establishment of a memorial hall in Qibao town, Minhang District, Shanghai, Mr. Zhang Chongren's hometown, is really a good deed with far-reaching significance. To show Mr. Zhang's artistic life in the past century, to carry forward the spirit of Mr. Zhang's patriotism and love for the country, self-improvement and ever climbing the art peak, can encourage future generations to make unremitting efforts to develop and prosper socialist culture.

Start of Art Circles

(1907—1931)

Zhang Chongren, father Zhang Shaofu (Shaopu), wood carver; mother Yin Lianzi, good at embroidery. Influenced by his parents, he likes painting when he is young. When I was in primary school, I was at the top of all the picture examinations. At the age of 14, I entered the Tushanwan printing house to study photography and plate making. During this period, he studied sketch and French under the instruction of Irish friar an Jingzhai, and calligraphy and classical literature under the guidance of grandfather Ma Xiangbo, which laid a solid artistic foundation. 18 years old, painting in Xujiahui drama troupe and hehe film studio. 21 years old, editor of the picture times, teaching painting as a part-time course. In that year, he and Lang Jingshan founded the Shanghai Chinese society Photography Association. His watercolor paintings, sketches and other works have been exhibited and sold for many times. It shows the artistic talent of Zhang Chongren.

Oriental talent

(1931—1935)

In September 1931, on his way to the west, Zhang Chongren was shocked by the "September 18th" incident, full of indignation and determined to study abroad and achieve something in order to serve the motherland. In October of the same year, he was admitted to the senior oil painting class of the Royal Academy of fine arts of Belgium, and then transferred to the senior sculpture class. His oil paintings, sculpture works, entries and graduation works have been ranked first for many times, and won the gold medal of King Albert of Belgium, the medal of Brussels municipal government and the "three education medals" issued by the Chinese Embassy in Belgium. In 1934, he assisted Herge, a Belgian cartoonist, in compiling the blue lotus, exposing the ambition of Japanese militarism to invade China and introducing the Chinese civilization. Since then, "China Zhang" has become a household name in France.

In July 1935, Zhang Chongren gave up the award and refused to be naturalized in Belgium, said goodbye to Brussels, and began a more than three-month art investigation tour, covering France, Britain, Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Italy and other countries. In early November of the same year, Zhang returned to his motherland.

Studio career

In February 1936, "Zhang Chongren's return Exhibition" was held in Shanghai China France Association, which caused a sensation. Inscription congratulation by Cai Yuanpei, Xu Beihong, Liu Haisu, etc. In April of the same year, Zhang Chongren founded the first private painting and sculpture teaching studio in China, the Chongren studio, in Shanghai laoshenfu Road (now Hefei Road). He has trained more than 300 students and students all over the world. He has also created a large number of watercolor paintings, oil paintings and sculpture works, especially famous statues such as Ma Xiangbo, Yu Youren and Feng Yuxiang, which have attracted much social attention.

After the outbreak of the Anti Japanese War, Zhang Chongren created oil paintings such as "the remnant" and "compassion", accusing the Japanese army of invading China. His famous sculpture "love and responsibility" implies the profound meaning of "the rise and fall of the country, everyone has responsibility".

In 1946, Zhang Chongren was a statue of Qi Baishi. The old man of Baishi happily wrote "the magic hand of clay sculpture" to Zhang Chongren.

Sculpture in spring and Autumn

After the founding of the people's Republic of China, Zhang Chongren expressed his admiration for the new society with a figure sculpture "liberation" and the magnificent group sculpture "proletarian revolution creates the people's Republic of China". During his tenure in Shanghai Art College, Jiaotong University and Shanghai oil Sculpture Institute, he cultivated a large number of art talents, created a large number of art works reflecting real life, published and published a series of translated works and works selection, and his outstanding artistic achievements were recognized by the art industry and praised by the public.

During the "Cultural Revolution", Zhang was shocked, but he did not stop the exploration of art and the practice of sculpture creation. In 1973, he created a sculpture "lianqishaozi" in rentun village, Qingpu. In 1975, he created the sculpture friendship first for Shanghai Wanren gymnasium. Zhang Chongren was a member of China Artists Association, director and Deputy Secretary General of Shanghai Branch of Artists Association, member of national urban sculpture art committee, member of the fifth and sixth CPPCC Shanghai Committee, and the first, second, third and people's representative of Luwan District.

Gorgeous sunset

(1981—1998)

In March 1981, Zhang went to Brussels at the invitation of Belgium's state television and Erge studio, and was warmly welcomed by the state guest. He reunited with his 47 year old friend, Herr é, and visited his alma mater. Belgium's Queen Fabiola visited Herge's studio and met with Zhang and Herge. After that, Zhang went to Switzerland, Holland and France to visit and give lectures.

In 1987, the French Minister of culture signed a contract with Zhang Chongren to make a large-scale head portrait of elge for the International Comic Book Museum, a statue of President Mitterrand at the Elysee Palace and a statue of musician Debussy, which caused a sensation in France. French, Belgian, Swiss and other news media reported, commented and made TV interviews. In the same year, Zhang Chongren became a French citizen and settled in Paris.

At the beginning of 1992, at the invitation of the Shanghai Municipal People's government, Zhang Chongren returned to Shanghai to make a statue of Nie Er "get up", which was completed in the same year. In 1994, Zhang Chongren was a statue of Deng Xiaoping. In 1996, in order to welcome Hong Kong's return to China, Zhang Chongren created a sculpture named "return to Zhao after perfection", which fully expressed his patriotism.

Preserving Art and virtue

On October 8, 1998, Zhang Chongren died of illness in Paris, France. A generation of sculpture masters sleep in the Nuovo cemetery in Paris. France, Belgium, Switzerland, Monaco and other countries, the Chinese Embassy in France and the China Association of the United States have expressed their condolences.

Character evaluation

Over the years, commemorative articles and artistic comments on Zhang Chongren have been published in newspapers and magazines at home and abroad. Art experts and scholars pay more and more attention to the research of Zhang's art and character, the artistic achievements of Zhang's painting and sculpture, and the artistic life of nearly a century, which have left a precious page in the history of modern Chinese art.

As one of the founders of modern Chinese sculpture art, Zhang Chongren, the great master of the generation, is carrying forward the spirit of patriotism and love for the countryside, and persistently pursuing the true meaning of art by his successors in the art career of painting and sculpture.

Exhibitions and collections

Start of Art Circles

(1907—1931)

Zhang Chongren, father Zhang Shaofu (Shaopu), wood carver; mother Yin Lianzi, good at embroidery. Influenced by his parents, he likes painting when he is young. When I was in primary school, I was at the top of all the picture examinations. At the age of 14, I entered the Tushanwan printing house to study photography and plate making. During this period, he studied sketch and French under the instruction of Irish friar an Jingzhai, and calligraphy and classical literature under the guidance of grandfather Ma Xiangbo, which laid a solid artistic foundation. 18 years old, painting in Xujiahui drama troupe and hehe film studio. 21 years old, editor of the picture times, teaching painting as a part-time course. In that year, he and Lang Jingshan founded the Shanghai Chinese society Photography Association. His watercolor paintings, sketches and other works have been exhibited and sold for many times. It shows the artistic talent of Zhang Chongren.

Studio career

In February 1936, "Zhang Chongren's return Exhibition" was held in Shanghai China France Association, which caused a sensation. Inscription congratulation by Cai Yuanpei, Xu Beihong, Liu Haisu, etc. In April of the same year, Zhang Chongren founded the first private painting and sculpture teaching studio in China, the Chongren studio, in Shanghai laoshenfu Road (now Hefei Road). He has trained more than 300 students and students all over the world. He has also created a large number of watercolor paintings, oil paintings and sculpture works, especially famous statues such as Ma Xiangbo, Yu Youren and Feng Yuxiang, which have attracted much social attention.

After the outbreak of the Anti Japanese War, Zhang Chongren created oil paintings such as "the remnant" and "compassion", accusing the Japanese army of invading China. His famous sculpture "love and responsibility" implies the profound meaning of "the rise and fall of the country, everyone has responsibility". In 1946, Zhang Chongren was a statue of Qi Baishi. The old man of Baishi happily wrote "the magic hand of clay sculpture" to Zhang Chongren.

Gorgeous sunset

(1981—1998)

In March 1981, Zhang went to Brussels at the invitation of Belgium's state television and Erge studio, and was warmly welcomed by the state guest. He reunited with his 47 year old friend, Herr é, and visited his alma mater. Belgium's Queen Fabiola visited Herge's studio and met with Zhang and Herge. After that, Zhang went to Switzerland, Holland and France to visit and give lectures.

In 1987, the French Minister of culture signed a contract with Zhang Chongren to make a large-scale head portrait of elge for the International Comic Book Museum, a statue of President Mitterrand at the Elysee Palace and a statue of musician Debussy, which caused a sensation in France. French, Belgian, Swiss and other news media reported, commented and made TV interviews. In the same year, Zhang Chongren became a French citizen and settled in Paris.

At the beginning of 1992, at the invitation of the Shanghai Municipal People's government, Zhang Chongren returned to Shanghai to make a statue of Nie Er "get up", which was completed in the same year. In 1994, Zhang Chongren was a statue of Deng Xiaoping. In 1996, in order to welcome Hong Kong's return to China, Zhang Chongren created a sculpture named "return to Zhao after perfection", which fully expressed his patriotism.

Preserving Art and virtue

On October 8, 1998, Zhang Chongren died of illness in Paris, France. A generation of sculpture masters sleep in the Nuovo cemetery in Paris. France, Belgium, Switzerland, Monaco and other countries, the Chinese Embassy in France and the China Association of the United States have expressed their condolences. Over the years, commemorative articles and artistic comments on Zhang Chongren have been published in newspapers and magazines at home and abroad. Art experts and scholars pay more and more attention to the research of Zhang's art and character, the artistic achievements of Zhang's painting and sculpture, and the artistic life of nearly a century, which have left a precious page in the history of modern Chinese art. As one of the founders of modern Chinese sculpture art, Zhang Chongren, the great master of the generation, is carrying forward the spirit of patriotism and love for the countryside, and persistently pursuing the true meaning of art by his successors in the art career of painting and sculpture.

Sculpture in spring and Autumn

After the founding of the people's Republic of China, Zhang Chongren expressed his admiration for the new society with a figure sculpture "liberation" and the magnificent group sculpture "proletarian revolution creates the people's Republic of China". During his tenure in Shanghai Art College, Jiaotong University and Shanghai oil Sculpture Institute, he cultivated a large number of art talents, created a large number of art works reflecting real life, published and published a series of translated works and works selection, and his outstanding artistic achievements were recognized by the art industry and praised by the public.

During the "Cultural Revolution", Zhang was shocked, but he did not stop the exploration of art and the practice of sculpture creation. In 1973, he created a sculpture "lianqishaozi" in rentun village, Qingpu. In 1975, he created the sculpture friendship first for Shanghai Wanren gymnasium.

Zhang Chongren was a member of China Artists Association, director and Deputy Secretary General of Shanghai Branch of Artists Association, member of national urban sculpture art committee, member of the fifth and sixth CPPCC Shanghai Committee, and the first, second, third and people's representative of Luwan District.

Traffic guide

Zhang Chongren Memorial Hall

Opening hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m

Address: No.75 Puxi square, Qibao town, Minhang District

Free visit

Since July 1, 2011, the memorial hall of Zhang Chongren has officially opened to the public free of charge. At present, it adopts the method of free and non free tickets and issues 200 free visiting tickets every day. Photos are not allowed in the museum.  

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