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A Teacher's Working Table

Author: Liu Changming

The age of creation: 1989

Specifications: 89×100.8cm

Material quality :water colour

Introduction to the work:
While maintaining the traditional watercolor painting skills and traditional water color tools and materials, painters created many other skills to get realistic and other special effects. "A Teacher's Working Table" is a combination of patchwork and traditional watercolor painting skills.

Born in 1952, Liu Changming stayed in the countryside for many years, so he is very familiar with the working and living conditions of the teachers in the countryside.He graduated from art department of South Jiangxi Normal College and in 1985 he created an oil painting called "A Teacher's Working Table" which was exhibited on the Teacher's Fine Art Show in East China and won a prize. Later he improved the work and added more natural and realistic elements to it. Then he recreated the work and put it into a watercolor painting. The painter presents a shabby desk, which served as working desk, on which there are many things such as an old presbyopia glasses, red ink bottle, an oil lamp in case of power failure and the old newspaper, fumed by the oil lamp, glued on the wall--all of which shows the viewers a hardworking teacher in the countryside and creates space for the viewers' imagination. Though the experts of the Colleges expected more from his watercolor paintings, they were all moved by the work and finally offered the silver prize of the Seventh National Art Exhibition to him.
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