11/05/2017 Chiswick Curates, Asian Art, chinese art, Qi Baishi, Chinese ink paintings, Chinese watercolour, contemporary ink, Fang Zhaoling, Ren Yi
Whilst slightly outside the 20th Century in terms of date, Ren Yi was one of the leading figures in the movement known as the Shanghai school, which is considered by many as an important precursor to the modernisation of the 20th Century. Ren Yi is particularly known for his figurative painting and bird and flower painting and his work is characterised by bold brushwork and strong colours.
Often considered the greatest master of 20th Century Chinese paintings Qi Baishi lived to the age of 93, with much of his most representative work created in the third quarter of his life.
A student of the great ink painter Zhang Daqian, Fang Zhaoling is likely the most famous female Chinese artist of the 20th Century. She is famous for naïve figurative scenes and also spent time in the UK.
An accomplished landscape painter, Ying Yeping was a professor at Xinhua Art Academy prior to 1949 after which point he relocated to Shanghai.
Chen Jialing belongs to a group of artists broadly working under the category of ‘Contemporary ink’. His work applies principles of abstract expressionism to Chinese ink painting creating dreamlike paintings of lotus plants or landscapes.
All lots illustrated above, will be offered in FINE CHINESE PAINTING, Monday 15 May 2017 by Chiswick Auctions.
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