Preface by Mr. xxx
Art is the representative of oneself, so are painting and calligraphy. If you have an extraordinary temperament, elegant style, and quite good personality, they will be naturally reflected in your works. xx is a kind and sincere person with a peaceful mentality, that’s why his painting and calligraphy make a like impression. The works created with a joyful mood naturally are cloaked with a joyful hue. His soul was once purified by religion, his works consequently bear an extraordinary quality.
For artists, enthusiasm means an unrestrained love and a frenetic pursuit for arts. It is like religious cult but not equal to religious belief. It is one of the noble qualities of mankind to pursue a truly great goal. xx is a plain art worker, a dependable practitioner and an honest scholar. He maintains a fairly scrupulous attitude in creation. He always gives a thoughtful consideration to the inscription and seal on each painting in order to achieve the eventual artistic effect. He repeatedly reviews and adjusts each piece of works, and sometimes the adjustment span may be a year or longer. He is always a perfectionist. This album contains more than 70 fine pieces of works of painting and calligraphy that he created in recent years for readers’ digestion.
At Renmin University of China
Autumn of Gui-si Year