During this period, Shilu’s life was very difficult. At this time, he received a letter from his mother and a remittance, telling him that he was not used to it in Yan’an. He could take it as a toll to go home. He really didn’t want to go back. You can also ask someone to find a job for him in Xi'an. However, Shi Lu has already strengthened his conviction in his heart. He did not remember the past and stayed in Yan'an to be an "artist working for the revolution."
In the days of Yan'an
In 1961, colleagues from the Xi'an Art Association's Chinese Painting Studio were in Shilu's studio (left from Kang Shizhen, Li Yusheng, Shi Lu, Ye Jian, Xiu Jun).
Shilu’s life in Yan’an was undoubtedly difficult, but he did not care. Yan’an’s everything made him extremely excited. He went to the North Shaanxi Public College and the Northwest Cultural and Art Corps for education and creation. In the Cultural and Art Troupe, Shi Lu served as the head of the art team, designing the stage background, props and other content. No matter how busy he was, he did not relax and practice basic skills. During that time, Shi Lu worked during the day, and at night he painted a kerosene lamp to draw a comic strip. The woodcut prints reflected the scene of life and the revolutionary spirit. He always had a small book at his body. When he was a little idle, he concentrated on painting. Since then, Shi Lu has long insisted on sketching and diligence, which laid the foundation for his great success in art.
This kind of day is just ten years. This period of time is the most memorable and dazzling time in Shilu’s life. The yellow land in northern Shaanxi has also become the most fertile ground in his life. Whether it is the Yan'an cave dwelling, the plateau thick soil, the Pingchuan land, the Yellow River rapids, it provides him with an artistic source, which makes his art form a unique and charming color.
After the founding of New China, Shi Lu focused on Chinese painting research, and the art industry is booming. He successively served as the president of the Northwest Pictorial Society and the deputy director of the Northwest Association of Artists. He could have lived a comfortable and comfortable life, but he decided to step out of the office, break through the barriers built by the conference and documents, and move toward the early days of the founding of New China. The fiery life of a living dragon.
Shilu has a profound foundation of Chinese traditional culture and has a passion for innovation in Chinese painting. He has continuously explored and put forward the creative concept of “stretching the tradition with one hand and extending to life”, focusing on discovering creative inspiration in life. Look for innovative resources. Gradually, Shilu uses tradition and life as its wings. From the harmony of expressing reality to the contradiction between man and reality, artistic language has been described in detail to the realm of “wild, strange, chaotic, black” and has the essence of sublimation. significance.
In the 1970s, because of the special relationship of the times, Shi Lu experienced two times of madness, and was close to death. But even so, he did not give up painting, did not give up the pursuit of art. Shi Lu, who has been ill for a long time at home, has a slightly better body, but it is still very bad. He was troubled by the disease, and he had to take a small stool when he went out to see the exhibition. When he was tired, he sat down and rested. Later, he even had to support his son. Under such circumstances, Shi Lu is most concerned about, and most can not let go of the brush in his hand.
Shi Lu in the disease.
During this period, Shi Lu's exploration of Chinese painting was more profound and his understanding was more profound. His artistic style was also more refined. His creative concept also changed from social ideal to individual spirit, and strived for the harmonious unity of people and painting. At this time, Shi Lu, life is constantly depleted, but in the art of painting, it shows a vitality, showing a tenacious vitality. His golden stone cracking brushwork formed a special "Shilu logo." As the saying goes, "I don't ask for style but the style is self-evident." Huashan, like a giant in Shilu's pen, stands in full picture, not only painting is a spiritual symbol, but also pushes the art of painting to a higher level. It seems that "Shi Lu is Huashan, Huashan is Shi Lu." Fully shows his tenacious vitality and unyielding personality charm.