Lot n° 17
10000 - 15000
Result with fees
: 15 312EUR
LIN FENGMIAN (1900-1991)
Encre et couleur sur papier, signée et marquée du cachet de l'artiste en bas à gauche
48 x 67,5 cm à vue - 18.9 x 26.5 in.
Un certificat d'authenticité de Mr Markowitz, petit-fils de l'artiste, sera remis à l'acquéreur.
Provenance: collection privée, France
Ink and colour on paper, signed and marked with the artist's stamp lower left
Provenance: private collection, France
«I've been drawing from Western art, especially Cubism, trying to express these characters as figures in time and space»
At the age of twenty Lin Fengmian left China to study at l'Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris. On his return to China, he was inspired by his Parisian experience to reform the teaching of arts by promoting both oil painting, drawing and traditional techniques. In doing so, the painter brought forth a new form of modernity and influenced a whole generation of artists. One of his most notable students in Hangzhou was Chu Teh-Chun. Fengmian's art created a bridge between Asia and Europe by combining Western pictorial language with conventional Chinese painting. The tragic destruction of much of his work during the Sino-Japanese War and the Cultural Revolution - during which he was imprisoned for four years - has increased the rarity of his paintings. His writings reflect his desire to merge cultural traditions and to reach a synthesis of all the arts.
Upon his arrival in Shanghai in 1951, Lin Fengmian became fascinated with Chinese opera, which inspired him a series of paintings. He painted The female warrior of the
Yang family in 1960. The figures come from an opera about the war between the
Northern Song Dynasty and the Western Xia kingdom. At the death of General
Yang Zongbao, the last man of his clan, the enemies are at the gates of China. His wife Mu Guiying and the Yang women take command of the troops and defeat the
Western Xia. Chinese opera was undergoing a reconstruction back then. Unlike the new operas divi
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