Fu Baoshi (1904~1965), formerly Changsheng, Ruilin, the owner of Baoshi Zhai. Born in Nanchang, Jiangxi Province, his ancestral home is from Xinyu, Jiangxi Province. Modern painters.
He studied in Japan in his early years and coached to Central University after returning to China. After 1949, he was a professor of Nanjing Normal University and the president of Jiangsu Academy of Chinese Painting. Good at painting landscape, middle-aged create "stone Cun", pen to escape, imposing, especially good at spring and waterfall rain and fog; in later years, vigorous, with a strong sense of The Times. Character painting as official ladies, high scholar, image is ancient. He wrote the Study of Ancient Chinese Painting, and the Outline of the History of the Changes of Chinese Painting.
There are two different ways that painters use ancient poetry. One is to gather together the ancient poems with their own intention. For example, Li Bai's "Qingping tune" is too true by peony, while some people only draw flowers, but copy all the poems. In fact, the picture is far from the theme. The other is according to the poetic idea of the ancients, or draw inspiration from it, seize its spiritual essence of artistic reproduction, do not need to question poetry and full of poetry. Mr.Baoshi can be called the model of the latter. His ancient poetic paintings have both grand scenery and fine sketches. Although some paintings have poems, they do not occupy an important position, and some only write questions, sometimes only questions, but the reader knows which poem is at a glance. It is no accident to achieve this situation. All of Sir's paintings are poems transformed into visual images, and he himself has the temperament of a poet. In addition to those marked as poetic painting, every writing "ravines in the chest" or sketch work, is to capture the poetry contained by nature. To describe the image of the ancients or its anecdotes is a poem praising an ancient person or chanting a certain scene. The language of painting is the language of poetry, and the artistic conception of painting is the artistic conception of poetry. Different from the general so-called "poem matching painting", but poetry is painting, painting is poetry.
Mr.Baoshi struck the resonance of the ancients from the deep understanding of their thoughts and feelings. The author has mentioned many times that Mr.He "thought for thousands of years" (Liu Xie's "Carving the Dragon"), Qu Yuan, Li Bai, Du Fu, Shi Tao and other ancients were not only the objects of his research, but also became close friends. Mr.Baoshi is closely connected with the ancient people, making his characters different from the modern actors wearing ancient costume but the real ancients.