Zhang Daqian (1899-1983) Blue and Red Lotus
Lot 741
Zhang Daqian (1899-1983) Blue and Red Lotus
Sold for HK$ 3,860,000 (US$ 498,058) inc. premium
Lot Details
Zhang Daqian (1899-1983)
Blue and Red Lotus
Ink and colour on paper, framed and glazed
Inscribed and signed Yuan, with four seals of the artist
Dated wuwu year (1978)
49cm x 106cm (19¼in x 41¾in).

Footnotes

  • Provenance: acquired directly from the artist by the previous owner in 1978

    Published: Chan Liu Art Monthly, No. 258, Chan Liu Art Monthly Publishing Ltd., Taipei, 2012, pp.24, 28-29

    張大千 彩荷 設色紙本 鏡框 一九七八年作

    款識:朱闌過雨黃月生,綃衣初試五銖輕。稍憐翠珮紅妝句,不稱江妃出浴情。戊午(1978)長夏雙溪逭暑作,八十叟爰。
    鈐印:張爰之印、大千居士、己亥己己戊寅辛酉、摩耶精舍

    來源:前任收藏家於1978年直接得自畫家

    出版:《長流藝聞》,258期,長流藝聞雜誌社,台北,2012年,頁24、28-29

    大千愛荷,其到之處均見芙蓉芳蹤,甚至在敦煌時期,亦嘗試移植荷花,可說是愛荷成癡。居士畫荷亦是一絕,被巴東喻為「荷之代言者」。本幅繪於畫家晚歲,時值炎夏,摩耶精舍的荷花悄然吐芬,大千揮筆而成此圖,情理態兼備。張大千熟知荷的花梗葉莖及習性生態,此為物理。他畫荷主張:「表現它出污泥而不染的『清妍豔麗』、『香遠益清』的性格。」(《張大千畫語錄圖釋》,陳洙龍編著,1999年,頁66。),是為物情。此幅〈彩荷〉取勢向左,大筆揮灑如傘青蓋,莖葉交錯中露出初綻芙蕖,荷葉之間點綴新荷含苞待放,盡顯畫家對物態了然於心。

    他以大寫意筆法渲染夏日荷塘的香氣薰風,畫面水氣充盈,濕潤涼意幾透紙而出。花青潑墨荷葉濃淡滲化,未覺累贅,兩朵荷花先以粉紅淡染,復於花尖施濃墨,重彩敷色,顯露大千晚年用色之精妙。花姿嫵媚娉婷,隱約見於葉叢間,恰如大千所作的七絕題詩:「稍憐翠珮紅粧句,不稱江妃出浴情」,自言筆下荷花的出塵之美,清新脫俗,並非一般詠讚人間脂粉的詩句可比擬。此詩亦曾見於畫家類似題材作品,為其得意之作。全幅寫來清麗柔婉,有天趣之美。由題識「戊午長夏雙溪逭暑作」可得知,本幅正畫於1978年8月摩耶精舍剛落成之時。由筆墨、用色到題詩,流露畫家於遷入雙溪新居的閒適心境,屬居士悠然之作。
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