The Art of Liu Yu

Professor Liu Yu was born in Jilin Province, China in 1919 and had a difficult life growing up there. Perhaps his concern for humanism and his passionate love of life are caused by the early passing away of his parents and the material shortages during the wars. Deep humanistic concerns are revealed throughout his works; even his still lifes often contain persistent symbolic imagery. To the humble and self-restrained Liu, art is the summation of our understanding of life. Using reminiscence of the past, assisted by poetic imagination, Liu has painted an eternity that most closely resembles reality.

The National Museum of History in Taipei, through January 27, 2013, is holding Professor Liu’s first complete personal art presentation (|22|709&unkey=53). On display are around 200 pieces of artwork, primarily oil paintings, watercolors, pastels and sketches.