See the rich life of ancient children from su Hanchen’s baby drama

2022-05-14 0 By

Yingying painting, also known as “Yingying Painting”, is a kind of Chinese figure painting.Because the main objects of the painting are children and the main purpose is to show innocence, the pictures are rich and the form is interesting.There was a tradition of baby painting in China for a long time, and it became mature in the Tang and Song dynasties. The Song Dynasty was the golden age of baby drama painting, making it a very popular type of Chinese painting.The Song Dynasty was the heyday of the development of Ying Opera painting.With the maturity of the theme of infant drama, many representative painters emerged in the Song Dynasty, among which Su Hanchen was an outstanding representative.His children are innocent, childish, lively and lovely, which play a role in the performance of customs and children’s intelligence.”Qiuting Baby Drama” can be called a representative of the children’s paintings of a time, and has a profound influence on the physical state, composition and color of the children’s drama paintings of later generations.Su Hanchen (1094 — 1172) was born in Bianjing (now Kaifeng, Henan Province), a painter of the Northern Song Dynasty.Su Hanchen was appointed to the Painting Academy of xuanhe years in the Northern Song Dynasty. After the Southern ferry, he was reinstated.Teacher Liu Zonggu, interpretation of the way of painting, people zhen.His works are “Qiu Ting Opera Baby Map”, “Wu Rui Map”, “Hit music Map”, “Baby Opera Map” and so on.”Qiu Ting Opera Baby” by Su Hanchen in the Northern Song Dynasty, national Palace Museum.Axis, Silk, color painting Vertical: 197.5 cm, horizontal:108.7 centimeters “the autumn court baby play figure,” Su Hanchen with exquisite brushwork, playing in the yard painted walking on jujube mill game, painted a child no matter from the hair, eyes, clothing, all carefully, silk dyeing ability and political integrity, and change is very rich, with long and fruity line draw YiWen, touched the decorative pattern on the clothes again carefully, not only draw the fine and soft material,It also gives the clothes a gorgeous texture.These subtle processing, make baby rich, soft, meticulous appearance, leap on the paper, make people love and pity, the degree of realism can almost be described with lifelike.In composition su Hanchen is very attention, the overall picture is a typical triangular composition, the relationship between the background and the character is orderly and coordinated, the subject and the object image outside the processing is very appropriate.The most important part of the picture is the treatment of children and the stool, which is particularly eye-catching.The round stool with toys and the two children form an echo in the composition, so that the picture appears both light and stable.What makes the picture more spatial is that the daisies are drawn from the outside of the picture, and two children are located in the eye of the picture, which makes the picture balanced by something at the bottom left of the picture, and the upright and towering boulder supports the picture.In the courtyard of this painting, sister and brother are concentrating on playing the game of jujube mill around a small round stool.Not far away on the bench, the grass, but also scattered turntables, small pagodas, cymbals and other delicate toys.In the background, the bamboo shoots of Taihu Stone stand tall, solid and straight shape, surrounded by blooming hibiscus flowers and daisies, such a layout, not only watered down the lake stone of masculinity, but also fully point out the autumn festival.Because the jujube that the sister and brother are playing with in the painting is a crop in northern China, it was not produced in Jiangnan at that time.In addition, the description of the whole painting is extremely delicate and realistic, which accords with the characteristics of court paintings in the late Northern Song Dynasty.According to this clue, it is speculated that this work was completed in huizong’s Xuanhe Painting Academy period.There are postscripts on the upper left of the scroll, but not all of the original painting.In the song Dynasty, the circulation of commodities was becoming more and more extensive.The children gathered around the van in ecstasy, hoping to buy their favorite toys.They are good at talking, going from street to street, embellishing People’s Daily life with their needlework, flowers, paper and candy figures.Their strange clothes and varied goods promised to delight the children wherever they went.The innocent and romantic expressions of the children are truly recorded by the painter, and the colorful daily life scenes of the children in song Dynasty are all in a glance.Group of baby map Su Hanchen for Su Hanchen’s drawing of the baby image, painting history also has evaluation, the Ming Dynasty Gu Bing in his “history of public painting spectrum” record: “Han minister production extremely, the writing of the baby, the color is fresh, body degree such as health, familiar play is tantamount to laughing, it can be said that god.”It can be seen that in the baby image drawn by Su Hanchen, the shape of the baby is written with meticulous brush strokes, and through coloring to achieve the “body like life”.In the picture, the acrobat is displaying his unique skills, singing words in his mouth and beating the drums in his hands. The two children are deeply attracted.The depiction of the characters’ moods is real and natural, showing the painter’s meticulous observation and skillful artistic expression.”Baby Play” a colored silk painting by Su Hanchen is now in tianjin Museum. It depicts two children playing with butterflies.The composition is balanced, beautifully written and interesting.Money department “Su Hanchen”, is a rare domestic su Hanchen genuine works, very precious.This painting of the National Palace Museum in Taipei shows children playing “house” :One child kneels down to imitate an adult’s worship of the Buddha, another carries a Statue of Buddha, another holds a water bottle to fill the Buddha, and another holds a basket of flowers to imitate the ritual of bathing the Buddha.The ancient philosophers XiChun map page Su Hanchen the ancient philosophers XiChun figure (local) the ancient philosophers XiChun figure page (local) the ancient philosophers XiChun figure page (local), northern song dynasty Su Hanchen, images of children’s play chart page, the four children are playing happily on the grass jump rope, two of them are respectively at both ends is dancing, middle one in the red pants toddler jump rope,Next to the rope kid on the right is another kid banging a round drum-like instrument with a stick.”侲 Children puppet” by Su Hanchen in the Northern Song Dynasty, “Puppet Show” in The National Museum of Tokyo, Japan, namely, puppet show, is also one of the ancient children’s favorite games.Especially during the Song Dynasty, puppet shows were very popular.Puppets, originally used for performances, were turned into children’s toys.This painting by Su Hanchen depicts three children playing the puppet game happily on the ground, among which a child with a red head cloth is holding the puppet. A closer look shows that what they are playing is a puppet with a stick head, and the props on the set also write “the first day of the day” four words.A child sitting opposite him played on a drum, and behind him a child crouched forward to watch them as if fascinated.Two children playing with a cat in the garden can be seen in the painting collected by Taipei National Palace Museum.The boy is pulling a beautiful peacock hair with a thin red rope in his left hand, and the girl is holding a checkered brocade flag swinging back and forth in her right hand, teasing the kitten running back and forth with them and enjoying the fun of “stroking the cat”.Three children squatted on the ground, looking intently at a round container, one of them covering his mouth with his hand, the other behind him only daring to show half his face, as if everyone was holding their breath as the crickets fought, the tension bubbled up.In Changchun 100 Pictures, apart from teasing cats, fighting crickets was also an indispensable form of entertainment for children in ancient times.Cricket fighting is one of the traditional Chinese games in which people fight with crickets for fun. It is also an ancient ornamental entertainment.For example, the ancient football called Cuju.In his changchun Hundred Children map, Su Hanchen once described a group of children playing Cuju.In the Song Dynasty, the prevalence of Neo-Confucianism had a great impact on the education of ancient China, and also deeply penetrated into children’s games, so the piano, chess, calligraphy and painting are also the main themes of the Ying Opera.Su Hanchen also has a special description of children’s piano, chess, painting and calligraphy activities in his changchun Hundred Children’s Map.Su Hanchen’s paintings with the theme of “Baby play” not only embody the exquisite painting skills of ancient people, but also provide valuable image materials for later generations to understand the daily life and games of ancient children, especially the real appearance of children.-END- Calligraphy and Painting forum