Li Fengmian (1900-1991) Red Roses
Lot 274
Lin Fengmian (1900-1991) Red Roses
Sold for HK$ 860,000 (US$ 110,861) inc. premium

Lot Details
Li Fengmian (1900-1991) Red Roses
Lin Fengmian (1900-1991)
Red Roses
Ink and colour on paper, framed and glazed
Signed Lin Fengmian with one seal of the artist
45cm x 60cm (17¾in x 23¾in).

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Acquired in Hong Kong by Huang Tingjiao (1917-2003), also known as Shi Ma, a well-known columnist in Singapore since the 1970s
    By descent to the present owner in America

    For another painting of a similar subject, see A Pioneer of Modern Chinese Painting: The Art of Lin Fengmian, Hong Kong Museum of Art, 2007, p.162, plate 103.

    林風眠 紅玫瑰 設色紙本 鏡框

    款識:史馬先生正畫,林風眠。
    鈐印:林風瞑印

    來源:
    黃廷蛟(1917-2003)早年購自於香港
    現由其住在美國的家屬繼承

    畫家類似題材之作,見於《世紀先驅:林風眠藝術展》,香港藝術館,2007年,頁162,圖版103

    註:黃廷蛟(1917-2003),原籍廣東客家,筆名史馬,新加坡知名作家,1970年代開始為新加坡各報刊撰寫專欄。

    林風眠自稱「好色之徒」,他對色彩的掌握已到達爐火純青的境界。這幅〈紅玫瑰〉有林風眠的靜物畫中慣用的黑背景,對比之下,令畫中的紅色和黃色更為奪目。他又將這兩種顏色交錯地置於畫中不同物品之上,色塊堆疊令整體結構環環相扣,柔和了鮮明色彩之間的衝突感。

    林風眠在創作靜物畫時,一直探索平面空間中的幾何秩序。主體紅玫瑰佔了畫面一半位置,而左方塗上不同顏色的透明窗簾及藏在其後半隱半現的窗框,緩和了大花瓶的厚重。左下角的梨子看似隨意排列,卻能把觀者的視線從火紅的玫瑰上引開,平衡了整個畫面的結構。值得一提的是,本畫畫幅成長方形,不同林風眠一般的方紙構圖,突出了林風眠駕馭各種幾何形狀的能力。
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