2015

72 Earthly Fiends Sculpture

Huaren Contemporary Art Museum

72 Earthly Fiends of The 108 Liangshan Heroes From One of Four Great Chinese Classical Novels: Water Margin. Huaren Contemporary chose 9 of them to be presented here.

He is the son of the commander of a prison camp for convicts exiled to Mengzhou, Jiaozuo, Henan.

武松被发配孟州城,与小管营施恩相识。施恩在快活林里开着一个酒楼,被“蒋门神”霸占。于是找武松替他夺回了酒楼。后施恩被迫上了梁山。征讨方腊时在昆山阵亡。这个雕塑生动的刻画了这个人物的表情。

Shan Tinggui is an accomplished general and strategist, he used to be a drill instructor in the imperial army in Lingzhou. He specializes in water-based attacks, which include using the force of nature to flood and drown entire armies. His specialty earns him the nickname "General of Sacred Water". Shan Tinggui is one of the leaders of the Liangshan cavalry. At last, he falls into a hidden pit and is killed by enemy soldiers lying in ambush during the campaign against the rebel leader Fang La.

Vivid eye expressions.

Shi Yong is a man eight chi tall with a pale yellowish complexion, sharp eyes and clean shaven face. He is from Daming Prefecture and spends most of his time gambling. He once killed someone in anger during a gambling session and took refuge in Chai Jin's residence for some time. Shi Yong is one of the leaders of the Liangshan infantry. Finally, Shi Yong is speared to death by Wang during the campaign against the rebel leader Fang La.

Jin Dajian is a craftsman from Jizhou. An excellent sculptor who can carve all kinds of stone tablets, official seals and jade rocks, he earns himself the nickname "Jade Armed Craftsman". Jin Dajian is in charge of carving official seals and other miscellaneous affairs for Liangshan. On the eve of the final campaign against the rebel leader Fang La, the emperor summons Jin Dajian back to the capital. Jin Dajian serves the emperor as an imperial craftsman for the rest of his life.

His hands are finely carved.

Rat Star,Bai Sheng,nickname"Daylight Rat"
Bai Sheng is from Anle Village, Yuncheng County, Shandong. He does not have a decent job and spends his time idling and gambling. He is a close friend of Chao Gai, who helped him before. Bai Sheng becomes one of the scout leaders of Liangshan after the Grand Assembly of the 108 Stars of Destiny. At last, he dies of illness after the battle of Hangzhou during the

Strong Star,Yan Shun,nickname"Multicoloured Tiger"
Yan Shun is a man with red hair, a yellow beard, round eyes, long arms and a wide waist. Nicknamed "Multicoloured Tiger", he excels in martial arts and the use of the saber. He was initially a trader but decided to become a bandit instead after making losses in trading. Yan Shun is one of the leaders of the Liangshan cavalry. Finally, he is killed by Shi Bao during the campaign against the rebel leader Fang La.

Fierce Star,Wei Dingguo,nickname"General of Holy Fire"
Wei Dingguo is an accomplished general and strategist, he used to be a drill instructor in the imperial army in Lingzhou. He specializes in using fire-based weapons to attack his enemies and is thus nicknamed "General of Holy Fire". Wei Dingguo is one of the leaders of the Liangshan cavalry. Finally, he falls into a hidden pit and is killed by enemy soldiers lying in ambush during the campaign against the rebel leader Fang La.

Minute Star,Wang Ying,nickname"Stumpy Tiger"
Wang Ying is a short man with sparkling eyes. He is rough, impatient, lecherous, highly skilled in martial arts and capable of taking on 100 opponents at the same time. He is nicknamed "Stumpy Tiger" for his short stature. Wang Ying is one of the leaders of the Liangshan cavalry. At last, Wang Ying is killed by Zheng Biao’s magic and spear during the campaign against the rebel leader Fang La.

Fierce Star,Wei Dingguo,nickname"General of Holy Fire"
Wei Dingguo is an accomplished general and strategist, he used to be a drill instructor in the imperial army in Lingzhou. He specializes in using fire-based weapons to attack his enemies and is thus nicknamed "General of Holy Fire". Wei Dingguo is one of the leaders of the Liangshan cavalry. Finally, he falls into a hidden pit and is killed by enemy soldiers lying in ambush during the campaign against the rebel leader Fang La.

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