Liu Family Artworks 2014, Zhong Hongxin 2014 Autumn Auctions, Saturday 22th November 2014 Sale Catalogue ZHX 003

$85.00

Hardback auction catalogue.
Text in English and Chinese. Illustrations in color. Light superficial marks on covers. Pages are clean and contents are clear throughout. Binding is sound.
Including 21 ink and color paintings by Liu Jiyou and Liu Kuiling “landscape”, “cat”, “lion”, “figure”, “tiger”, “bird and bamboo”, “rabbit”, “squirrel”, “panda”, “monkey”, “pine tree and rock”, “the beauty”, “horse”, “flower and butterfly”, “sheep” and “dragonfly”.
Liu Jiyou (1918 – 1983) was a Chinese well-known naturalist painter who combined the elegant calligraphic style of Eastern art with elements of Western painting. Born in 1918 in Tianjin China, Liu studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Tianjin, where he learned traditional Chinese painting and Western techniques. His work is characterized by the dynamism and energy with which he depicted animals, particularly tigers. In his later years, Liu served as the director of the Federation of Chinese Artists. He died in 1983 in Tianjin, China.
Liu Kuiling (1885 – 1968) was born in Tianjin. His proximity to the countryside enabled him to observe animals and insects closely. He specialized in painting animals, his flowers and rocks were done in the boneless method without outlines. He was skillful with meticulous details. Liu also learned the concepts of dimension and space from Western painting, as well as how to paint with rich, clear colors. He excelled in drawing flowers, insects and animals. His animal paintings are vivid and lively in their gestures and textures. In his later years, Liu served as Vice Chairman of the Tianjin branch of the Chinese Artists’ Association.
Size: 8.6×10.9×0.5 inches.
68 pages.

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