Chang Bing-Huang, Wang Cheng-Xi, Su Shi-Shu Masterpieces of cross-strait masters are collected in the Grand Hotel
The Grand Hotel is full of “artistic” charm recently. The “ARATS Cultural and Creative Industry & Calligraphic Art Exchange Program” group led by the director Cheng Yun-Lin has visited Taiwan. More than 50 calligraphy masters have written in the hotel in order to make friends with art. The well-known calligraphic masters Chang Bing-Huang, Wang Cheng-Xi and Su Shi-Shu also presented their artworks to the Hotel to increase more cultural and artistic atmosphere.
Master Wang Cheng-Xi is already 73 years old. He came to the Grand Hotel for the 1st time and indicated that the Grand Hotel is loved by many people. His work “Plum flowers” that he specialized is the most popular flower for many of people. Therefore, he especially gives this work to the 60-year-old Grand Hotel. The plum flowers drawn by master Wang are graceful with light fragrance and far between branches, they are not afraid of cold weather. There are many painters who draw plum flowers; however, the plum flowers drawn by master Wang are vital and surpassingly beautiful. He deserves to be called the “King of Plum Flowers”.
The well-known calligrapher Su Shi-Shu from China has stayed in the Grand Hotel for many times. He indicated that he felt at home when arrived in the Grand Hotel, therefore, he also wanted to decorate this “home”. He especially wrote the “Plum Blossom Poem” composed by Su Dong-Po for the Grand Hotel to collocate with master Wang’s painting “Plum Flower”. He also said that this poem is extremely lively and meaningful in praising plum flowers or in describing the sensation between flowers and human. It also symbolizes the smooth development of cross-strait exchanges.
Master Su Shi-Shu loved calligraphy and seal cutting since childhood. He has researched and created calligraphy and seal cutting for decades, and his large seal style writing is vigorous and his small seal style writing is ingenious and graceful. He has organized numerous exhibitions till now. He has also donated books in order to appeal more people to raise fund for giving relief to poor and weak people.
Chairman of Chinese Calligraphy Association Chang Bing-Huang presented the calligraphic work 《The Discourse of Great Harmony》to the Grand Hotel. Chairman Chang has shown on TV program since 1981, his “Word of Day” still left us a profound impression. Chairman Chang Bing-Huang specializes in all-style calligraphy, poetry and ink painting. He advocates the living aesthetics of calligraphy and continues to promote the art of calligraphy. His efforts have profound influence on developments of calligraphy art.
Master Chang also indicated in a cultural and creative forum that one’s personality could be seen from the writing. Writing words are the “DNA” and he would initiate the activity “writing DNA” to encourage people to write. He is also pleased to see the coming of tablet PC era. Young people not only type but also write words one by one.
The precious works has been hung in the VIP room, state banquet hall and other important banquet rooms of the Grand Hotel. In addition to adding more art atmosphere for the hotel, all the guests could appreciate the master’s great creation.