Xie Chuyu ( 谢楚余 ) is an associate professor in the Oil Painting Department of Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts. Painter of Guangdong Academy of Fine Arts. Since 1989, five solo exhibitions have been held in Guangzhou, Taiwan and Singapore.
Xie Chuyu’s famous work “Tao”, a half-naked girl holding a clay pot at the beach, with a cold expression, stubborn eyes, perfect figure, rocks, clouds, waves and clay pots set off each other, giving people a visually rich Feel and imagine. It is said that the creation of “Tao” originated from three models, one from Qingdao, one from Shantou, and one mixed race. In Xie Chuyu’s view, the combination of these three types of people is the most beautiful and perfect. The advent of “Tao” touched the world with a combination of Chinese and Western aestheticism.
There is a poem “Tao”, “It is the greatest contempt for the ever-changing situation, and the only testimony to the dryness of the sea. It has the stubbornness of being broken and unyielding, and the sincerity of tempering, even though it is so fragile, it also believes in eternity… “Tao” also gained a lot of attention on commercial market. It was pirated and used in commercial advertisements on a large scale, making it the most pirated oil painting in the history of Chinese oil painting. The infringement of “Tao” was included in the top ten advertising disputes in China in 1999.