Zhizheng Museum at Jingji 100 Tower

京基100至正艺术博物馆

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Shenzhen ZHIZHENG Art Museum has a date with you:
Address: 5th Floor, Block A, KK100, Luolu District
Visit conditions: By an identification card to admission
Opening time: 10: 30 - 17:30 (endlessly in weekends and holidays )
Written by: Li Rong, Southern Metropolis Daily
Photographed by: Zhao Yanxiong, Southern Metropolis Daily

Shenzhen Zhizheng Art Museum is the largest private museum of China. The collections in the Museum are mainly from the personal collection of Wu Fuqing, who grew up in a collection family in Huizhou, Anhui Province. His grandfather, Yu Rongfa, a well-known Huizhou merchant, opened seven Yuyuantai pawn shops in Shanghai, Wuxi, Yangzhou and Suzhou in the Republic of China period. At its peak, there were two pawn shops in Shanghai Chenghuang Temple. Yu was a famous collector who was prodigiously talented at and had a good eye for ancient calligraphies and paintings. He maintained lifelong friendships with many master artists, such as Huang Binhong, Wu Changshuo and Zhang Shanzi. The collections in the museum, which include ancient and contemporary calligraphies and paintings, porcelains, bronzes, furniture, figures of the Buddha, carvings of rhinoceros horn and carvings of ivory, with premium items totaling over 2,000, come from Wu's family heirloom as well as his collections from home and abroad over the past 20 years.


The reason to adopt “Zhizheng” –one of the reign titles of the Yuan Dynasty—to name the museum is that the collections of the Yuan Dynasty are the most valuable and rare.

 

The Museum has three branches respectively in Nanshan District, Futian District and Luohu District in Shenzhen. There are exhibitions of modern and contemporary calligraphies and paintings, porcelains, bronzes, figures of the Buddha and carvings of rhinoceros horn. The exhibition of modern and contemporary calligraphy and painting displays works of modern well-known artists like Qi Baishi, Zhang Daqian, Xu Beihong, Fu Baoshi, Li Keran, Huang Binhong and Pan Tianshou as well as those whose works are recently popular in the artwork market like Chang Yu, Pan Yuliang, Guan Liang and Qi Shangyi. Among those artists, a single painting of Qi Baishi, Zhang Daqian, Xu Beihong or Fu Baoshi has been sold for over 100 million yuan at auction, which proves that fine works of masters can stand the test of time and the market. Chinese calligraphy and painting stresses inheritance and development. The landscape painting, figure painting and flower-bird painting are of no exception. Ancient calligraphy and painting embodies the essence of Chinese traditional culture because it is the ground for modern and contemporary calligraphy and painting. They reflect social life, characteristics and prevailing practices of society and culture in different times, demonstrate various destinies and personalities of different artists, and manifest techniques and features of various schools. Consequently, compared with other art forms, ancient calligraphy and painting boasts more profound cultural connotation. The exhibition of modern and contemporary calligraphy and painting displays over one hundred works from the Song and Yuan dynasties to the Ming and Qing dynasties. The museum has collected representative artists' classics. Among those artists, there is Qian Xuan in the beginning of the Yuan Dynasty, “Four artists of the Yuan Dynasty”—Huang Gongwang, Wu Zhen, Ni Zan and Wang Meng, other well-known artists in the Yuan Dynasty like Cao Zhibai, Sheng Mao and Lu Guang, “Four artists in Suzhou”—Shen Zhou, Wen Zhengming, Tang Yin (Tang Bohu) and Qiu Ying, masters of freehand brushwork and flower painting like Xu Wei (Qing Teng) and Chen Chun (Bai Yang),Dong Quchang, master calligrapher and painter in late Ming, Ding Yunpeng,Chen Hongshou ,representative artists of landscape painting and flower-bird painting in the beginning of the Qing Dynasty, four artists of the “Six artists of the beginning of the Qing Dynasty”—Wang Jian, Wang Hui, Wu Li and Yun Shouping, “Four monks”—Zhu Da (Bada Shanren), Shi Tao, Kun Can and Hong Ren, Gong Xian—one of the “Eight artists in Jinling”, four artists of the “Eight eccentrics of Yangzhou ”—Zheng Banqiao, Jin Nong, Luo Pin and Huang Shen, Hua Yan—a versatile painter, Gai Qi—a well-known figure painter in the late Qing Dynasty and famous painters in Shanghai like Zhao Zhiqian, Xu Gu, Ren Yi and Ren Xiong. These valuable collections cover all the masterpieces of great artists since the Yuan Dynasty, which enable us to see the gradual change of the style, technique and flavor of traditional Chinese painting. The exhibitions of porcelains, bronzes, figures of the Buddha, carvings of rhinoceros horn display typical items in different times, which feature tremendous historical, artistic and economic value.


Zhizheng Art Museum has employed a group of top experts from home and abroad, such as Shan Guoqiang, researcher and former director of the Palace Department of the Palace Museum, Shan Guolin, researcher and director of the Calligraphy and Painting Department of Shanghai Museum, Ye Peilan, porcelain expert and researcher of the Palace Museum, Jia Wenzhong, expert and president of Chinese Bronze Research Institute, Qiu Xiaojun, expert of porcelain, Yang Baojie, expert of jade articles and sundries. The experts have carefully identified all the collections of the museum and all agree that the collections are authentic and exquisite.

 

 

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