”Yes!” Someone fanned the flames: “Vice President Xiao, even if you can’t borrow any good works, at least take one or two fine works from your own collection to exhibit! As our Executive Vice President, don’t you have a few decent pieces in your own collection?”
A large group of people were incited to sarcastic comments about Xiao Changkun.
Xiao Changkun said in a cold voice: “You people, you really have eyes that don’t know how to see the mountains, how could I, Xiao Changkun, not have any fine art? It’s just that some of the paintings are too big to show!”
At this moment, in his mind, Xiao Changkun had already substituted himself as the client that Ye Chen was talking about.
When the others heard him bragging, they all brushed their mouths in contempt, not taking his words seriously at all.
Without further ado, Xiao Changkun directly placed the painting cylinder on the large desk of the Painting and Calligraphy Association for display and appraisal, and said, “Come, let me open your eyes today and show you a pair of Tang Dynasty works that I have picked up!”
“Cut ……” The faces of the people were full of disdain. It is not easy to preserve calligraphy and painting, not to mention that although there are many kinds of paper used in Chinese painting, almost none of them are as tough as Western canvas, and they are easily damaged after too long a period of time, so preserving them is even more difficult. The paintings that have been handed down from the Tang Dynasty are almost always heirlooms, having been carefully cared for by dozens of generations before being passed on to the present day.
When Xiao Changkun saw that no one was paying attention to him, he could not help but be annoyed and said, “What, you still don’t believe me, do you? Well, since you don’t believe me, I’ll show you!”
With that, he opened the cylinder and pulled out the portrait of Meng Changsheng.
When the crowd saw that he had really taken out a painting, they all immediately came up to him.
However, everyone did not come over to get a glimpse of the Tang Dynasty painting, but intended to see how Xiao Changkun was making a joke this time.
After all, Xiao Changkun had made a joke not just once or twice a day.
However, as Xiao Changkun spread out the scroll a little, all those who were ready to see the joke immediately stared in disbelief.
No one had expected that the painting would be so vividly drawn.
However, most of them spoke up to question it at this time because they had an opinion about Xiao Changkun.
“This is not a painting style from the Tang Dynasty, right? It might as well be a concoction of modern realist painters, those who studied western sketching are the best at this realistic style of painting.”
“I don’t think it looks like Tang Dynasty painting style either, the style of Tang Dynasty should not be so skilful yet!”
“Exactly! If there were such powerful painters in the Tang Dynasty, I’m afraid they would have become famous long ago!”
While the crowd was questioning, the old man who was previously mocking Xiao Changkun exclaimed offhandedly, “Damn, this …… author’s painting skills are simply out of this world! To be honest, this is the first time I’ve seen it! Other than that, this painting skill is too strong, every stroke of the brush is perfect, and the details are rich to the point of being ridiculous, those painters who have painted all their lives may not be able to have this kind of brushwork!”
What this man said was true.
It is really difficult for ordinary people to practise this kind of brushwork.
After all, the Jiang family ancestor had lived for 113 years, which was almost unheard of among the ancients, and the Jiang family ancestor himself did not know how to cultivate and spent most of his time practising painting.