Self-Portrait as a Student in Taipei High School
Oil on canvas
91 × 72.5 cm
During his years of education, Hsu spent the most time at Taipei High School with 7years in middle school and high school. The school building acts as a backdrop,whilst the watch face in the middle represents time passing by combined with Hsu’s favorite subject—geometry. Using curved Cubism to paint out childhood dreams, a well-respected and deceased teacher is also painted in the clouds.From left to right: Mandarin teacher (Yoshinari), poetry teacher (Nezu), art teacher (Shiotsuki), grade supervisor (Arakawa) and mathematics teacher (Minewaki).