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[Name] Waterfowl Map
[Specifications] A picture is 94cm long and 55.5cm wide.
Calligraphy and painting
Li Kuchan (1899- 1983), male, born in poverty. Modern calligraphers and painters and art educators. Formerly known as Li Yingjie, the name was changed to English, and the word Li Gong. Shandong gaotang people. In 1923, he took Qi Baishi as his teacher. He was a professor of Hangzhou Art Institute, a professor of the Central Academy of Fine Arts, a director of the Chinese Artists Association, and a member of the Academy of Chinese Painting Research Institute. He is good at painting flowers, birds and eagles. In his later years, he often painted large screens, representing works such as Sheng He, Qunying Tu, Song Yingtu, Lan Zhu, Qing Xue Tu and Waterfowl Tu. In 1978, Li Kuchan Painting Series was published.
Li Kuchan (1899-1983), a master of freehand brushwork in flower and bird painting and an educator of fine arts in modern China, was originally named Li Yingjie and Li Ying, with the words "Chao San" and "Li Gong". Born in a poor peasant family in Gaotang County, Shandong Province, he was nurtured by his hometown's traditional culture and embarked on an artistic journey.
Li Kuchan inherited the tradition of Chinese painting, drawing on the techniques of Shi Tao, Badashanren, Yangzhou Painting School, Wu Changshuo, Qi Baishi and others, and has its own characteristics in freehand brushwork of flowers and birds. The bold and unconstrained, majestic and vivid style has established a new style of freehand flower-and-bird painting. Li Kuchan created many artistic images with his own aesthetic views and expression methods. Li Kuchan's painting of flowers and birds has a certain realistic composition. It is not an objective description of natural objects, but a concise creation. In casual, there is simplicity; in natural, there is masculinity. The bigger the picture of Li Kuchan, the more freely he can write it. In his later years, Li Kuchan's works reached the artistic realm of "simple and complicated writing".
Qi Baishi commented: "Li Kuchan learns from me and is not like me".
Qi Baishi wrote Li Kuchan's painting "Qing Guan Tu" saying: "Li Kuchan also surpassed me".
Hao Zuochun commented: "Li Kuchan is the precursor of the artistic revolution".
The Morning Post commented: "Li Kuchan is the pioneer of the creative school in the art circles in northern China".
Xu Beihong wrote about Li Kuchan's painting: "The sky is full of fun, and life gives birth to fragrance".
Playwright Cao Yu commented: "Li Kuchan is a legendary figure. Life is short, art endures. This does not mean any art, but the art affirmed by the people. Li Kuchan's painting is such an art ".