楊英風簡介

「我ㄧ生研究中國文化與生活美學,發現魏晉時期單純、樸實、健康、圓融的文化涵養,是中國文化的精隨,希望能將其精神現代化應用於生活美學,引導中國文化現代化與國際化,並為全世界功利唯物的價值觀所產生的混亂,提供一個生機綿延的新方向、新希望。」——楊英風

I spent my entire life researching Chinese culture and the aesthetics of life, and I discovered that the essence of Chinese culture is simple, plain, healthy, and diplomatic.  I hope that I can take this spirit and modernize it and apply it to the aesthetics of everyday life in an effort to modernize and internationalize Chinese culture, and to provide a new hope and direction to a utilitarian world in chaos.                                                             —YuYu Yang

楊英風(1926~1997)台灣宜蘭人,幼年時曾隨父母經商赴北平求學,中學畢業後考入東京美術學校,因戰亂關係再回到北平求學,中日戰事頻仍又 與父母分離,回到台灣,進入台灣省立師範學院(今之台灣師大)。1963年,輔仁大學校友總會為感謝羅馬教延協助該校在台復校,特派校友會總幹事楊英風為 代表,由于斌樞機主教陪同,赴羅馬向教延及教宗保祿六世致謝。楊英風其後留在羅馬,進入義大利國立羅馬藝術學院雕塑系,受業於季安保理(Pictro Giampoli),並獲推薦加入義大利錢幣徽章雕塑家協會,成為台灣早年少數的銅章雕塑家。楊氏經由北平、東京、台北、羅馬等地之遊歷與學習,涉獵傳統 書畫、建築、雕塑等藝術,畢生創作超過六十載,舉辦過海內外數十次展覽,並受邀在倫敦、東京等地舉行大型展,獲得殊榮無數,為一具國際知名度的重要藝術 家,亦是台灣首屈一指的前輩藝術家。

 

楊英風生前積極推動生活美學,擔任《豐年》雜誌美術設計時期的木刻版畫,表現傳統農業社會之淳樸、務實精神;隨著台灣經濟起飛,他投入環境景觀設計 的開創事業,參與公共空間的環境規劃,堪稱台灣「公共藝術」的先驅,其不銹鋼鏡面雕塑表現楊氏尊重自然環境與人文的關懷,實踐他「天人合一」的創作與實驗 之理念,所完成之戶外景觀作品多數已成為當地之地標。

YuYu Yang(1926-1997)was born in Yilan, Taiwan.  Yuyu’s parents moved to Beijing for business when he was still a child, and he enrolled in school there.  After graduating from middle school, Yuyu went to Japan and took the entrance examination for the Tokyo School of Art, but returned to Beijing during the turmoil of World War ll, where he enrolled in the Art Department of Fu Jen University.

 

He was later forced to leave his parents and to Taiwan, then, where he enrolled in what is today known as National Taiwan Normal University.  Yuyu studied traditional painting techniques, architecture, and sculpture in Beijing, Tokyo, Taipei, and Rome.  Over an art career spanning more than 60 years, he held numerous large and small solo exhibitions and dozens of joint exhibitions.

 

Yuyu saw the modernization and internationalization of Taiwan art, and his art works were a leading force for innovation.  Collectively, they mirror the development of Taiwan modern art.

 

While Yuyu was in charge of artistic design for Harvast  Magazine, he portrayed the simple and honest lives of people living in Taiwan’s traditional agricultural society.  When Taiwan’s economy began to expand, he began to devote himself to landscape development for a number of public spaces, becoming a pioneer in public art in Taiwan.  His use of stainless steel in his sculptures showed his respect for both nature and the arts, and many of his works have now become local landmarks.

 

The TFAM, in its study of the modernization of Taiwan art, hopes to present the unique characteristics of Taiwan art and its different stages of development.  To this end, the Museum has selected representative works from Yuyu’s different periods, oils, sculptures, spatial planning, and outdoor sculptures, more than ninety works in total.