Master & Temple -- Art Exhibition of Ni Yide Opened in Changshu Art Museum
After finishing its exhibition in CAA on Oct. 20th, “Master & Temple -- Art Exhibition of Ni Yide” held by MCACAA moved to Changshu Art Museum in Jiangsu and the exhibition period was from Nov. 4th to 30th.
As one of the projects in “2014 National Art Museum Collections Exhibition Season” organized by the Ministry of Culture, this exhibition was the first time for collections in CAA to be sent to other places for communications and exhibitions. It included over 78 works of Ni Yide covering various forms from oil paintings to watercolor paintings and to sketches. It marked the fast growing influence and the first step to the nation for the branding project of art university museum exhibitions, “Master & Temple series”
In 1931, Ni Yide and Pang Xunqin launched an art organization called “Jue Lan Society” in Shanghai, which a had far-reaching influence on China’s modern and contemporary art. Ni Yide and Pang Xunqin were called “Jue Lan Twins” by the public so this communication exhibition in Changshu Art Museum had a special meaning: Changshu is the hometown of Pang Xunqin and there are a large number of works by Pang collected in Changshu Art Museum. The permanent exhibition in the museum “A Song for Jue Lan -- Art Exhibition of Pang Xunqin” echoed “Master & Temple -- Art Exhibition of Ni Yide” and this was a golden opportunity for works by “Jue Lan Twins” displayed together after so many years. Visitors could therefore have a thorough and comprehensive knowledge of their art works as well as the condition of China’s art in the first half of 20th century.