The meeting between Chang Dai-chien & Picasso (Advanced Level)

The meeting (Chang Dai-chien & Picasso)

 

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In 1956, the Eastern Chang Dai-chien(Born: 1899, China;Died: 1983, Taiwan) and Western Pablo Picasso(Born: 1881, Spain; Died: 1973, France) were meeting in France. Chang Dai-chien is the the best-known Chinese artist of the twentieth century, and Picasso is the international famous Spanish artist, the two had many things in common, and this first meeting between them was viewed as the meeting between the masters of art. In 1956, Chang Dai-chien was in Paris attending his own exhibition, during this time he took the initiative in setting up the meeting with the world-famous Picasso, hence Picasso invited Chang Dai-chien to his villa in Nice. In the begging of this meeting, Picasso showed Chang Dai-chien five paintings and asked him to pick out the fake ones, Chang Dai-chien amazed Picasso that he did point out the forgeries, a master in Chinese painting could have this gift to understand the Western painting. Later, Picasso showed his paintings in the style of Qi Baishi(1864-1957) and asked Chang Dai-chien for comment, therefore Chang Dai-chien was polite but direct to tell Picasso the correct knowledge of Chinese painting. In the end, Picasso presented his own painting “Spanish shepherd-spirit”to him, and after this meeting, Chang Dai-chien also sent two Chinese writing brushes and one bamboo drawing to Picasso, he chose bamboo was because it is the best way to show the skills of Chinese painting, and on the other hand, “bamboo” is one of “Four Gentlemen”, it represents integrity and elegance, thus Chang Dai-chien used bamboo to symbolize their relationship.

 

  • “The Four Gentlemen” in Chinese art referred to four plants of four seasons: the orchid, the bamboo, the chrysanthemum, and the plum blossom.

Chang Dai-chien’s wife/ Chang Dai-chien/ Pablo Picasso

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Chang Dai-chien/ Pablo Picasso

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Pablo Picasso/ Chang Dai-chien / Chang Dai-chien’s wife

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张大千与毕加索的会面

zhāng dà qiān yǔ bì kǎ suǒ de huì miàn

 

 一九五六年,东方的张大千(出生: 1899, 中国;逝世: 1983, 台湾)与西方的巴布罗‧毕加索(出生: 1881, 西班牙; 逝世: 1973, 法国)在法国见面了。

 yī jiǔ wǔ liù nián,dōng fāng de zhāng dà qiān (chū shēng : 1899, zhōng guó ; shì shì : 1983, tái wān )yǔ xī fāng de bā bù luó‧bì kǎ suǒ (chū shēng : 1881, xī bān yá ; shì shì : 1973, f à guó )zài f à guó jiàn miàn le。

 张大千是中国当代知名的艺术家,

 zhāng dà qiān shì zhōng guó dāng dài zhī míng de yì shù jiā,

 毕加索是西班牙享誉国际的艺术家,

 bì kǎ suǒ shì xī bān yá xiǎng yù guó jì de yì shù jiā,

 两人有相当多的共通点,

 liǎng rén yǒu xiāng dāng duō de gòng tōng diǎn,

 而这次他们首次的会面更成为了艺术史上的一桩盛事。

 ér zhè cì tā men shǒu cì de huì miàn gèng chéng wéi le yì shù shǐ shàng de yì zhuāng shèng shì。

 张大千于一九五六年在巴黎举办画展,

 zhāng dà qiān yú yī jiǔ wǔ liù nián zài bā lí jǔ bàn huà zhǎn,

 并借着该次在法国的机会主动认识举世闻名的毕加索,

 bìng jiè zhe gāi cì zài fà guó de jī huì zhǔ dòng rèn shì jǔ shì wén míng de bì kǎ suǒ,

 毕加索也邀请了张大千到尼斯的别墅作客。

 bì kǎ suǒ yě yāo qǐng le zhāng dà qiān dào ní sī de bié shù zuò kè。

 当他们一见面,毕加索就请张大千鉴定五幅画的真伪,

 dāng tā men yí jiàn miàn,bì kǎ suǒ jiù qǐng zhāng dà qiān jiàn dìng wǔ fú huà de zhēn wèi,

 而张大千也从中挑出了假画,这使得毕加索非常高兴与惊讶,

 ér zhāng dà qiān yě cóng zhōng tiāo chū le jiǎ huà,zhè shǐ dé bì kǎ suǒ fēi cháng gāo xìng yǔ jīng yà,

 一位精通中国绘画的专家竟然也有天分可以懂得看西洋画。

 yí wèi jīng tōng zhōng guó huì huà de zhuān jiā jìng rán yě yǒu tiān fèn kě yǐ dǒng dé kàn xī yáng huà 。

 之后毕加索拿出了几幅自己模仿齐白石(1864-1957)所画的中国画,

 zhī hòu bì kǎ suǒ ná chū le jǐ fú zì jǐ mó fǎng qí bái shí (1864-1957)suǒ huà de zhōng guó huà,

 并询问张大千的意见,张大千便直接且不失礼貌地告诉他一些国画的正确概念。

 bìng xún wèn zhāng dà qiān de yì jiàn,zhāng dà qiān biàn zhí jiē qiě bù shī lǐ mào dì gào sù tā yì xiē guó huà de zhèng què gài niàn。

 最后毕加索送了一幅《西班牙牧神》的畵给张大千,

 zuì hòu bì kǎ suǒ sòng le yì fú 《xī bān yá mù shén》de huà gěi zhāng dà qiān,

 张大千在会面后也寄送了两只毛笔以及一幅墨竹画给毕加索,

 zhāng dà qiān zài huì miàn hòu yě jì sòng le liǎng zhī máo bǐ yǐ jí yì fú mò zhú huà gěi bì kǎ suǒ,

 一方面墨竹较能展现中国画的笔触,

 yì fāng miàn mò zhú jiào néng zhǎn xiàn zhōng guó huà de bǐ chù,

 另一方面「竹」是「四君子」之一,有坚贞高节的意思,

 lìng yì fāng miàn 「zhú」shì「sì jūn zǐ」zhī yī,yǒu jiān zhēn gāo jié de yì si,

 因此张大千以此代表他们之间的情谊。

yīn cǐ zhāng dà qiān yǐ cǐ dài biǎo tā men zhī jiān de qíng yí。

「四君子」在中国画中代表的是四季的四种植物: 兰、竹、菊、梅。

「sì jūn zǐ」zàizhōng guó huàzhōngdài biǎodeshìsì jìdesì zhǒngzhí wù : lán、zhú、jú、méi。

≡ By Margarita ≡

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