The artist Song Ren always attaches great importance to sketch practice and keeps true feeling and passion for life. The Old Soldier(老兵) might be an good example. In the picture, there sits an old soldier with natural and real smile in his dark, ruby face. The pyramid composition renders the character with much dignity.


  • Title: The Old Soldier
  • Creator: Song Ren
  • Date: 1982
  • Provenance: Museum of Contemporary Art of CAA
  • Type: oil painting
  • Creator nationality: China
  • Creator gender: male

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