Li Keran (1907-1989) Three Water Buffalos
Lot 783
Li Keran (1907-1989) Three Water Buffalos
Sold for HK$ 1,220,000 (US$ 157,417) inc. premium
Lot Details
Li Keran (1907-1989)
Three Water Buffalos
Ink and colour on paper, hanging scroll
Inscribed and signed Li Keran, with three seals of the artist
69cm x 81cm (27in x 32in).

Footnotes

  • Provenance: private collection, Berlin

    李可染 三牛圖 設色紙本 立軸

    款識:牛,春夏秋冬汗水流,泥濕透野綠油油。牛,日出耕耘,日落休身,何索五谷给人留。牛,徹夜反芻為金秋。李可染畫。
    鈐印:可染、白髮學童、廢畫三千

    來源:柏林私人收藏

    李可染喜愛畫牛,他不僅對牛的樸實無華、氣宇軒昂的形象與腳踏實地、無私奉獻的品質欽佩不已,更將牛作為人格學習的榜樣,以至於他將自己的畫室命名為「師牛堂」。他以牧童與牛為題材的畫作,寥寥數筆,便能將牧童的悠然自得和牛的質感動感,惟妙惟肖地表現出來,形神兼備,充滿生趣和詩意。此幅李可染〈三牛圖〉,正是其牧牛圖中的不可多得的佳作。

    李可染畫〈三牛圖〉,依照其習慣,應是從牧童開始,以羊毫筆蘸濃墨,用金錯刀法畫出,線條凝重有力,如錐畫沙。畫牛時先畫牛眼,繼以大筆,用輕重、乾濕、疾徐的筆法順其體勢將牛頭和身體結構、皮毛質感寫了出來,又如楷書一般,有頓挫地畫出牛腿,然後勾寫牛蹄和尾巴。所畫之牛,多一筆嫌碎,少一筆不夠,神態生動,天趣自然。該作品雖無年款,但從畫法和書風來看,筆法古拙,遒勁老辣,應為李可染晚年藝術巔峰時期之作。
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