Zhu Guanghong, born in August 1938 in Jiande City, Zhejiang Province, with the stage name Shanli Ren. Social part-time jobs: Member of the Chinese Artists Association, Member of the Chinese Calligraphers Association, Senior Artist of Chinese Calligraphy and Painting Art, Member of the Chinese Traditional Chinese Painters Association, Honorary Chairman of the Chinese Calligraphy and Painting Masters Research Association, Member of the Chinese Documentary Literature Research Association, Member of the Chinese Writers’ Creation Association, Academician of the Fenglin International Calligraphy and Painting Academy in Jiuzhou, China, Director of the Chinese Sunset Red Calligraphy and Painting Association, Member of the Hangzhou Artists Association, and Academician of the China International Painting Academy Lifetime President of the China Memoirs Research Association and Inheritor of China’s Intangible Culture and Art.
From 1951 to July 1957, I was a primary and secondary school student. I started working in 1958 and joined the Communist Youth League on May 4, 1961. Starting to embark on a long journey of self-learning literature, art, substitute classes, and private teachers; From 1969 to December 1970, he was labeled as a “current counter revolutionary” due to painting and returned to his hometown for labor reform. In January 1971, he resumed his job and was transferred to a public teacher in December 1980. During this time, he served as the school’s business supervisor, person in charge, township people’s representative, and primary school factory director. I have been engaged in educational work and retired in April 1992. After retirement, I have been engaged in calligraphy, painting, and literary creation. I have created more than 20 large-scale real-life Chinese painting works, including “Xin’an River Landscape”, “Mountain City Scenery”, “West Lake Scenery”, “Yongkang Fangyan Panorama”, “Jianglang Mountain Rhyme”, and more than 80 flower and bird Chinese painting works. Among them, 52 works were published and distributed in national large-scale art albums, 42 were published in national, provincial, and municipal newspapers, winning seven gold awards and one silver award (including poetry and aphorism gold awards). The paper “The magnificent goal of building a strong cultural country proposed by the Sixth Plenary Session of the 17th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China is the goal of the entire party and the whole people in the new era” was included in the “National Studies, Writers, and Poets’ Famous Mirror” (3 volumes), published by China Writers Publishing House, distributed and distributed by the National Xinhua Bookstore headquarters, and published by multiple major publications, which attracted attention from the national political arena and won a gold medal.
On January 5, 2021, he was awarded the “First World Sinology Image and Promotion Project Award” and was selected as the “Ambassador for the Global Image and Promotion of Sinology”. He was also awarded the honorary title of “World Sinologist” and was specially appointed as the “Lifetime Honorary Dean of the World Confucius Institute”. He was awarded by the World Sinology Network and the World Sinology Image and Promotion Project.
On February 24, 2021, he was awarded the “New Era People’s Literature and Art Creation Award” and was specially invited to be included in the large-scale album “Special Issue of the Two Sessions: People’s Artists” in the Chinese literary and artistic community, jointly organized by the Chinese People’s Art Association, the Chinese People’s Art Research Association, and the National Literature and Art Publishing House.
On March 31, 2021, he won the gold medal of the “Da Vinci International Art Award” and the honorary title of “Top Ten Gold Medal Artists Affecting the World” and “World Peace Culture Meritorious Figures”, jointly awarded by the the Belt and Road Cultural Communication Association, the Italian Da Vinci Art Museum, the Paris Royal Academy of Fine Arts, the da Vinci International Art Award jury, etc.
On May 6, 2021, he was included in the album of “Soul of a Great Country” by a renowned literary and artistic artist, and was awarded the honorary title of “Soul of Art of the Republic”. It was jointly awarded by the editorial board of “Soul of a Great Country” and the Chinese Red Culture Painting and Calligraphy Academy.
On May 10, 2021, he was awarded the “Centennial Inheritance · Intangible Cultural Merit Award” and was awarded the honorary titles of “Intangible Cultural Merit Artist” and “Centennial Literary and Art Master”, which were awarded by the Intangible Cultural Merit Award judging committee.
On May 15, 2021, he was awarded the “Centennial Great Achievements – Patriotic Model Award for Literary and Artists” and was awarded the honorary title of “National Literary and Artistic Responsibility”, which was awarded by the judging committee of the Patriotic Model Award for Literary and Artists.
On June 18, 2021, it was selected for inclusion in the “Golden List Title”, jointly organized by Beijing Art Union Poetry, Calligraphy, and Painting Academy and China Family Painting Academy.
On June 25, 2021, he was awarded the “First International Literary and Art Golden Eagle Award”, awarded the honorary titles of “World Contemporary Outstanding Literary and Art Leader” and “World Cultural and Art Exchange Ambassador”, and was selected as a lifelong achievement member of the “World Hall of Fame”. He was jointly awarded by the Chinese and Foreign Cultural and Art Exchange Association, the Grand Palace National Art Museum of France, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, and the Jury of the First International Literary and Art Golden Eagle Award.
On August 23, 2021, it was awarded the honorary title of “World Top Ten Hall level Art Masters”, jointly organized by World Culture and Art Network, South Korea, and others.
On August 23, 2021, it was awarded the title of “Pioneer of People’s Literature and Art” and was awarded the honorary title of “First Class Literary and Art Master of the Republic”. It was jointly issued by China Art Figure Network, China Famous Calligraphy and Painting Research Institute, and other units.
On August 25, 2021, he was awarded the “Great Country Style – Lifetime Achievement Award for National Rites Artists” and was awarded the honorary titles of “Leading Figure in Literature and Art for a Century” and “National Rites Artist”. He was jointly awarded by the China National Rites Artists Association, China Calligraphy and Art Exchange Association, and the Organizing Committee of the National Rites Artists Lifetime Achievement Award.
On September 1, 2021, it was awarded the “United Nations Peace Art Golden Pigeon Award”, jointly by the World Peace Culture Promotion Office and the United Nations Peace Art Golden Pigeon Award Evaluation Committee.
On September 1, 2021, it was awarded the international level honorary title of “World Peace Artists · Top Ten Literary and Art Models”, and was awarded by Yihai Culture Group, China Literature and Art Competition Organizing Committee, etc.
On September 18, 2021, it was included in the “Top Ten Famous Artists Collection of Chinese Role Models · Calligraphy and Painting Style in the Centennial of the Founding of the Communist Party of China” and invited by China News Press.
On September 20, 2021, it was awarded the “Olympic World Cultural Communication Award”, jointly awarded by the Olympic World Cultural Communication Award judging committee and UNESCO.
At the end of September 2021, he was awarded the “United Nations Intangible Cultural Heritage Contribution Award” and was awarded the honorary titles of “United Nations Intangible Cultural Heritage Inheritor” and “United Nations Intangible Cultural Heritage Art Communication Ambassador”, which were awarded by the United Nations.
On September 29, 2021, we sincerely invited you to be included in the compilation of “The Eight Great Masters of Chinese Literature and Art”, which was awarded by the World Chinese Art Association.
On October 8, 2021, he was awarded the honorary title of “World Contemporary Peak Artist” and was included in the “Emotional Winter Olympics – World Contemporary Peak Artist”.
In October 2021, it was awarded the honorary title of the “First Chinese Literature and Art Peony Award” and was awarded by the Chinese Culture and Art Masters Network.
Art originates from life and is the flower and crystallization of the times; Art from different eras has different artistic values. She has no unified standards or models, as long as literature and art that can reflect the life of the times, promote progress, and be favored by the people are all good works.
Human life is like a vast sea, with colorful flowers of the times. This requires our artists and writers to go deep into life, receive education and edification, absorb essence, and summarize the connotation of life in order to describe and express good works reflecting the times.
Teaching narratives such as “close and unobstructed, sparse and easy to walk”, “pay attention to blank space in the picture”, “setback”, “virtual and solid”, “uniform intensity”, etc. are familiar language to painters. But how to be ‘secret’? How to ‘sparse’? How about “leaving blank” and “falling”? So far, there is no answer to the conclusion. It is still necessary for painters to explore and look at painting in their creations… After decades of painting creation, I have come to realize that it is actually writing knowledge. The so-called “secret” means that the central part (central section) of the performance screen should be carefully and thoroughly drawn to achieve the prominence of the central screen; For the accompanying parts of the screen, the color should be light, sparse, “sparse”, “empty”, to prevent the screen from dominating; By leaving more white space between the distant and distant layers in the picture, it is beneficial for the entire picture to connect the preceding and the following, unify the distant and near layers, and evoke thought-provoking associations. In order to achieve better visual effects, we need to start with the overall image and “flatten” it.
The temperament, demeanor, and ideological realm of a mature person are formed by the combination of their life experience, cultural cultivation, and genetic personality. You cannot learn it overnight, nor can you pretend to be artificial. Artists use words, sentences, and ink to create their works, which cannot be separated from their own ideological realm and viewpoints. The so-called “poetry expresses aspirations” and “ink reveals human nature” are revealed. At the same time, in the process of creation, basic skills such as arranging painting materials, processing screen layout, detailed material matching, and techniques all require the author’s organizational ability, generalization ability, literary cultivation, and other writing skills. It can be seen that it is important for literary and artistic workers to possess a certain level of ideological and cultural qualities. Literary cultivation is not only the foundation of human cultivation, but also the foundation for all literary and artistic workers to engage in literary creation. It is necessary to attach importance to literary learning.
The great literary and artistic master He Luting once said, “Any art that is separated from its own nation is unproductive; what belongs to the nation is the world.” Therefore, the reform of Chinese painting should adhere to the premise of inheriting traditional genetic skills, absorbing modern life content, and implementing reform exploration. Educators should first teach people how to be human, and when imparting art, they should first impart character. Guide students to delve deeper into daily life, learn from the people, and strive to overcome the feudal evil habit of “literati belittle each other, and colleagues will envy each other”. Only then can we widely unite our colleagues and work together to achieve the “Chinese Dream” of cultural rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.