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Fleet Race on Romanian Navy Day

Fu Baoshi Chinese

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After visiting Czechoslovakia, Fu Baoshi and the other members of the Chinese artists’ delegation visited Romania, where they witnessed the celebration of Navy Day at the port city of Constanta. Fu’s sketch is accompanied by this inscription: “On August 4, we arrived at Constanta. Seeing festive banners and flags all over the city, we learned that it was Navy Day. At 11:00 a.m., fireworks announced the start of the fleet race. We waited until the ships got closer. Swift as the wind and quick as lighting, they drew a white curve on the Black Sea. How spectacular!”

Fleet Race on Romanian Navy Day, Fu Baoshi (Chinese, 1904–1965), Album leaf; ink and color on paper, China

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