作者 胡笳 Author HU Jia
媒材 水彩 Medium Watercolor
本市典藏品 NTPC Art Collection NTPC Art Collection
年份 1976 Year 1976
尺寸 45 x 37 cm Size 45 x 37 cm
After coming to Taipei from Shanghai, the artist HU Jia made his home in Tucheng district, New Taipei City. During his early years his paintings were influenced by his contemporary, PAN Si-Tong, in a style of painting that was close to the traditional English style. The Taiwanese art scene of the 70s was profoundly influenced by Hu’s writings on watercolor techniques. In his earlier works he would leave behind his draft lines and paint over them, using stitching and other techniques to quickly complete highly transparent works. However his later works, which were primarily focused on Taiwan, emphasized tightly packed compositions that would progressively bring together flat washes and blending techniques to give off a dry and wet effect. His work, “Bitan Scene” is of the Bitan suspension bridge. The shadow of the bridge that extends down to the water’s surface builds a sense of space. The shapes of human figures that are dotted throughout the painting, under the bridge, at the riverside, and upon the boats add even more life and interest to this piece.