Remembering Teacher Hu Kuangyi
- Categories:Article Works
- Author:Zhang Zhong
- Time of issue:2011-10-17
( 2004.10.24，Taken in the home of teacher Hu Kuangyi )
September 10, 2011, this is an extraordinary day: it is our country’s Teacher’s Day.
Early in the morning, we bid our final farewell to the body of teacher Hu Kuangyi.
Two days ago, at 14:00 on September 8th, due to his old age and frailty, Mr. Hu spent the last part of his 92-year life journey at home. He left his beloved study forever and said goodbye to his own forever. Atelier, drive to the west...
Our group of students in the art class of Yuyao Middle School in 1977 have forever lost our art enlightenment tutor and the navigator of life.
Thirty-six years ago, Mr. Hu and other teachers took the experience of exploring the road of art with our young people, which has been in our minds for a long time:
In the fall of 1975, we were admitted to the high school art professional class of Yuyao Middle School, and studied art under the teacher of Hu Kuangyi. During the Cultural Revolution era, it was a good choice to be able to learn an art craft from Teacher Hu in order to survive in society in the future. I became interested in art when I was in the middle of Yuyao Middle School under the inspiration of Teacher Hu. After graduating from middle school, I specially applied for the art professional class of high school. Being able to become a student in the art class was really worthy of everyone at the time.
In July 1977, I graduated with great efforts in painting, but I didn't have the opportunity to go to a higher art academy and my future was very confused. Until October 1978, I turned to the electronics industry and later engaged in the development and production of measuring instruments. In the first half of 1994, I was still working in a local radio factory. I was feeling that the prospects were bleak and I couldn't keep up the energy. I wanted to start my own business and asked my teacher to talk about my distress. After thinking about it, the teacher pointed out: Leaving is a good choice. It would be unsustainable for local state-owned enterprises to have no resource advantage and eat a big pot of rice. As long as I have the skills and perseverance, my own business is worth promoting! This has increased my determination to choose a business.
Teacher is rigorous, speaks quietly, and is not so enthusiastic about people, so he concentrates on painting. In my impression, he never participated in any entertainment except painting.
Teacher Hu is diligent and hard-working, and in his writing he depicts the scenery of Siming Mountain, the figures of Yao River, and the beautiful sceneries of Jiangnan water town with rich life. The people on both sides of the Yaojiang River were all excited: the landscape of the hometown and the art of Teacher Hu from the humanities script were processed into even more beautiful and exquisite pictures. We are also deeply infected. The cultivation of our hardworking spirit is inseparable from the teacher's teaching and our own experience. During our school years, we asked the teacher for advice, not necessarily by relationship or giving gifts. The teacher's guidance is voluntary, which is different from today. This makes me feel that I can never repay the teacher's kindness when waiting for the students who have ordinary family conditions.
After graduating from Yuyao Middle School, I reported my work, paintings and gains to teachers and masters every year. It has become a part of life, and it has been 35 years. Now, Teacher Hu and Mother Hu have gone to heaven, and we are in our fifties. The deep-sensitivity is passing fast, but we haven't done anything by ourselves. We can no longer hear the teacher's encouragement and encouragement, and we are very sad.
Yes, in people’s living environment, there are frequent occurrences of aphasia and untrustworthiness among people. The “running” of debtors is not an isolated case. Bad language fills the Internet and living space, opportunistic, counterfeit, and deceitful. Others frequently show up. We really need to do it seriously to promote the traditional virtues of culture, etiquette, and morals like Teacher Hu.
I can only inherit the spirit of teacher Hu's endless life and work, continue to explore the road of painting art, for the development of local culture and social harmony.
——Zhang Zhong October 15, 2011
(Reading aloud at the memorial meeting for Mr. Hu Kuangyi held in Yuyao on October 15, 2011)