淡江夕暮-35.9

Sunset in Tamsui-35.9

1935

紙本水墨 Ink on paper

24×33cm

私人收藏 Private collection

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水墨線條潦亂的一幀速寫,應是〈淡水夕照〉的草稿。畫面右側淡水禮拜堂的輪廓鮮明,底下的偕醫館屋頂還能見到煙囪結構。左側河灣裡突出的人工堤岸,遠景地平線上的樹叢,與山崗上的紅毛城,種種這些構想,最終都具現於〈淡水夕照〉當中,進一步被賦予色彩。
Filled with confusing lines, this ink wash sketch must be a draft for the Sunset in Tamsui. To the right of the picture plane is the distinct outline of the Chapel of Presbyterian Church, and still discernible at the bottom is the structure of a chimney on the rooftop of the Mackay Hospital. All the ideas for the composition—a jetty extended into the river bend on the left, a grove planted on the horizon in the background, and Fort San Domingo situated on the hill—were eventually realized in the Sunset in Tamsui, and rendered further in colors.

陳澄波身後不只有許多畫作傳世,也留下了大批素描簿與單頁的手稿。其中有一部分風景速寫的整體構圖與景物特徵,和目前可見的油畫作品高度相符,作成的時間也略早,大約可以看作油畫的草圖。
After Chen Cheng-po’s death, lots of his paintings have been passed on to the world, together with a great quantity of sketchbooks and pages of drafts. Some sketches are almost identical to the extant oil paintings in the whole composition and remarkable features of landscapes. As these sketches were completed earlier than the oil paintings, it seems plausible to treat them as the drafts of the oil paintings.

這幅速寫的水墨線條十分粗略,顯然只是整理構圖的想法,並不仔細考慮物象的紋理。而我們或許有機會透過這張草稿,來觀察畫家創作時的思想軌跡。
The lines in this ink wash sketch are quite rough; obviously, the draft is made merely for organizing ideas of the composition, without deliberate effort on the textures of things. With this draft, we may easily trace the ideas that guided the painter in his drawing.

比如說,河灣裡的突堤,墨跡顯然是後來的添筆,這或許說明:在最初的畫面構想當中,陳澄波並不打算表現這一部分的景物。另外,若將這張速寫與〈淡水夕照〉並置比較,我們也可以觀察到一些細節上的調整:油畫裡面,淡水禮拜堂的整體位置顯然往畫面邊緣退縮不少。而遠景的紅毛城,則往左側平行移動了相當一段距離。
For example, the inkblot of the jetty in the river bend is clearly a later addition, which may well illustrate that in the initial composition, Chen Cheng-po didn’t plan to represent this scene. Furthermore, juxtaposing this sketch with the Sunset in Tamsui, we can perceive some adjustments made in the details. In the oil painting, the whole location of the Chapel recedes quite visibly to the margin of the picture plane. In the background, Fort San Domingo is moved horizontally to the left at a considerable distance.

畫面結構的安排,是陳澄波時常在素描簿與畫作裡面反覆琢磨的課題。當你徜徉於〈淡水夕照〉的美麗畫境時,或也可以走進那些由單色線條所構築的世界,試著體會畫家的創作意念。
The construction of the composition is a task that Chen Cheng-po had repeatedly improved in his sketchbooks and paintings. When you are enchanted by the picturesque scene in the Sunset in Tamsui, you may try to walk into the world constructed by monochrome lines to have a true understanding of the painter’s ideas about painting.