-Exhibition on the Conservation of Works by Taiwanese Master Oil Painter Chen Cheng-Po-
-Joint Research Exhibition-
National Taiwan Normal University College of Arts Research Center for Conservation of Cultural Relics; Tokyo University of the Arts Graduate School of Fine Arts Graduate Department of Conservation Conservation Course Oil Painting Laboratory
||Sep 12 (Fri) - Oct 2 (Thu), 2014
Closed on Sep 16 (Tue), 22 (Mon), 24 (Wed), 29(Mon)
||10:00-17:00 (Entry by 16:30)
||Masaki Memorial Gallery 1F, 2F (The University Art Museum, Tokyo University of the Arts)
|Organized by Tokyo University of the Arts, Graduate School of Fine Arts, Graduate Department of Conservation, Conservation Course Oil Painting Laboratory;
National Taiwan Normal University, College of Arts, Research Center for Conservation of Cultural Relics; Judicial Person Chen Cheng-Po Cultural Foundation
|Sponsored by National Taiwan Normal University Aim for the Top University Project
This exhibition presents the conservation treatment of works painted by Taiwanese master artist, Chen Cheng-Po (1895-1947), a collaborative effort between the Tokyo University of the Arts, Graduate Department of Conservation, Conservation Course Oil Painting Laboratory and the National Taiwan Normal University, College of Arts, Research Center for Conservation of Cultural Relics, whom together carried out the treatment of a total of thirty-six works of art. After undergoing conservation treatment these previously damaged works of art have once again regained their original charm.
Chen Cheng-Po was born in Chiayi, Taiwan, and upon graduation from the Taiwan Governor-General's National Language School went abroad to Japan to study at the Tokyo Fine Arts School (present-day Tokyo University of the Arts). Prior to his Japanese studies Chen was mentored by watercolorist Ishikawa Kinichiro, and while enrolled at Tokyo Fine Arts School he studied under Okada Saburosuke and Tanabe Itaru. In 1926 Chen was the first-ever Taiwanese artist to be selected to exhibit in the 7th Imperial Fine Arts Academy exhibition (Teiten). After graduating he then travelled to Shanghai, becoming a more active artist and developing his own style. After returning to Taiwan, Chen turned his artistic passion and rooted his style in depicting the local environment, wherein rising to become a leader of Taiwanese culture.
As for Chen Cheng-Po's artworks, a strong will, robust and international yet swift brushstroke, and the juxtaposition of pure, muted colors into vibrant, high contrast works bear witness to the appeal of his incomparable style.
This joint university conservation project has revived these paintings to their original beauty and charm, and we look forward to having all enjoy and participate.
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