Lin Fengmian (1900-1991) Vases of Flowers
Lot 189
Lin Fengmian (1900-1991)
Vases of Flowers
Sold for HK$ 3,100,000 (US$ 395,835) inc. premium

Lot Details
FORMERLY IN THE COLLECTION OF DR. CHEN MINGZHAI
蘇州陳明齋醫生舊藏
LOT 189
Lin Fengmian (1900-1991)
Vases of Flowers
Ink and colour on paper, framed
Signed Lin Fengmian, with one seal of the artist
70cm x 70cm (27½in x 27½in).

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Previously in the collection of Doctor Chen Mingzhai (1911-1997), one of the four outstanding 'Dr. Chens' in Suzhou

    林風眠 繁花似錦 設色紙本 鏡框

    款識:林風眠
    鈐印:林風眠印

    來源:
    蘇州陳明齋醫生舊藏。

    陳明齋(1911-1997), 一九三九年畢業於美國紐約州立大學,獲得醫學博士學位,一九四八年再度赴美深造。學成返國,獲聘為蘇州第一醫院外科主任,後調任蘇州醫學院教授以及第二附屬醫院院長。陳氏醫術精湛,與蘇州三位陳姓醫生——陳王善繼(1911-2008)、陳悅書(1918-1998)及陳務民(1913-1996),並稱「四陳」。一九九七年身故後,蘇州大學第一附屬醫院遵照其遺願,成立「陳明齋獎助學金」,資助傑出但家境清貧的學生。

    陳氏喜好書畫,與書畫家多有往來,其舊藏林風眠另幅《繁花》,於香港邦瀚斯《中國書畫及亞洲當代藝術》拍賣(2012年11月23日,編號757)釋出,同一編號尚有吳作人寫贈的書法橫批《妙手回春》。

    註:眾所週知,林風眠愛花,也愛種花,更愛畫花。目前所見林氏畫冊及釋出市場的作品,則以瓶花為多,以繁花入畫的作品相對稀見。《繁花似錦》寫群芳爭妍,佈局極見匠心,畫面豐富多變,用色華美濃烈,極富立體感,花團錦簇,似欲撲出畫面。

    美術史學者萬青力一九七七年曾於林氏上海家中親睹其《大麗花》之創作過程,此幅《繁花似錦》與《大麗花》畫法接近,萬青力稱之為油畫乾畫法:「這種在吸水的生紙上,用水制不透明的粉色,層層堆厚的畫法,是林風眠先生首開風氣之先。」林氏喜在筆間蘸兩色,並且「從花心畫起,兩筆一個花瓣......由於筆中有兩種未調勻的顏色,一筆畫下去,已有立體感」。(萬青力,〈化作春泥更護花——悼念林風眠先生〉,載於《名家翰墨叢刊:中國近代名家書畫全集》第24期〈林風眠特集〉,香港,1990年,頁62)

    又,林氏弟子朱懷新回憶乃師作畫:「在整體過程中,某些具體的部分,有時忽然停下筆來,在畫過的地方反覆重畫,反覆以顏色覆蓋,有時是以深色覆蓋淡藍色或者用淡色覆蓋深色。有時改變形,有時改變色,神奇的手法,愈畫愈妙,愈改愈顯得豐潤,厚實,多姿多彩。」(朱懷新,〈平疇交遠風——憶林風眠先生〉,載於
    《名家翰墨叢刊:中國近代名家書畫全集》第24期 林風眠特集 1992,頁68-70)
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