Place:National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts
"Observing the Nature in Silence” is a two-month exhibition organized by the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts to offer a comprehensive retrospect of Wang Shou-ying's artistic career, which has spanned for almost 80 years.
Born in 1934, Wang Shou-ying (王守英) is a Taiwanese oil painter who grew up in the post-Japanese colonial period. Amidst the local struggle for a new, cohesive identity were influences from modern Western society, driving many Taiwanese artists to embrace visual objectivity and realism. Wang, however, adopted a decidedly unique approach.
Instead of evoking the physics of light and color like most impressionists, Wang chooses to preserve only the essence of his nature observations, forging pieces that are characterized by elegant colors, soft and sensuous shadows, and a lyrical tone.
"Observing the Nature in Silence” will include up to 60 paintings on the natural world, including forests, mountains, and wildlife, as well as portraits of countryside pleasures, such as the waterfront, potted flowers, and agrarian life.
An opening ceremony will be held on May 26, and the exhibition will run till Aug. 3 at the Taichung-based fine arts museum.