Sponsored by China Artists Association, National Art Museum of China and Central Academy of Fine arts, an memorial exhibition for Lu Chen and Zhou Sicong entitled Meditation is currently on display at Hall 1, 2 and 3 since May 25 until May 3.
Lu Chen (1935- 2004), born in Suzhou, Jiang, is a famous artist in the traditional Chinese painting and is specialized in reflecting the characteristics of the figures and presenting vivid images. His works have been chosen on display in various exhibitions at home and abroad. Memory of the Cleaner , created by him with Zhou Sicong in 1977, is among the collection of the National Art Museum of China. He was member of the academic committee of the Central Academy of Fine Arts and professor of the department of the traditional Chinese painting of the academy.
Zhou Sicong (1939-1996), born in Ninghe, Hebei, is a famous female artist and former vice chairman of the China Artists Association. She learned the painting from several masters, such as Li Keran, Jiang Zhaohe, Ye Qianyu, Liu Lingcang, Li Kuchan and Guo Weiqu. In 1963, she was assigned to work in Beijing Fine Art Academy.
Zhou Sicong is skilled at the ink painting and the figure as well as the flowers and the landscape. Since the 1980s, she had been devoted to renovating and exploring her own painting style through introducing the western modern artistic methods and enforcing her ink strokes.
In the Chinese artistic circle in the late 20th century, Lu Chen and Zhou Sicong, the couple, left far-reaching influence on the fields of Chinese contemporary and modern artistic history and artistic education.
This exhibition is hoped to provide an overview of their devotion and dedication in different periods as well as their artistic simple and comprehensive appeal. Most of a total of 230 exhibits are provided by their children and the rest are collections from the National Art Museum of China, the Central Academy of Fine Arts and Beijing Fine Art Academy.