Zhao Shao'ang (1905-1998)  Plantain Tree
Lot 809
Zhao Shao'ang (1905-1998)
Plantain Tree
HK$ 200,000 - 300,000
US$ 25,000 - 38,000

Lot Details
PREVIOUSLY IN THE COLLECTION OF HENGLU STUDIO
「衡廬」舊藏中國書畫
LOTS 801-810
 
「衡廬」主人陳德廣(1922-1993)醫生,廣東新會人,生於香港。一九四八年畢業於嶺南大學醫科,旋赴加拿大深造,五二年返港執業。陳氏仁心仁術,痌瘝在抱,六二年與杏林同仁承辦了非牟利的私家醫院——港中分科醫院,任執行董事,卅載屹屹不休,港中醫院全盛時齊名養和。

上世紀八十年代,陳氏得識趙少昂,甚是投契,遂入夢萱堂問學繪事。他學畫雖晚,但頗具天份,經其師點撥,未幾已頗可觀。本輯「衡盧」舊藏,乃由後人珍藏至今。除齊白石〈群蝦圖〉(拍品編號806)及楊善深〈晨曲〉(拍品編號810)兩幅外,餘皆為趙少昂寫贈,署年集中於一九八六至九一年間。彼時畫家已屆耄耋,下筆仍勁健爽利,毫無疲態,尤其〈芭蕉花放鳥聲喧〉(拍品編號809)一幅,枝葉老辣痛快,芭蕉花開如盆,美豔襲人,不愧為畫家晚年精品。
Zhao Shao'ang (1905-1998)
Plantain Tree
Ink and colour on paper, framed
Inscribed and signed Shao'ang, with four seals of the artist
Dated xinwei year (1991)
109 x 50.5cm (42⅞ x 19⅞in).

Footnotes

  • 趙少昂 芭蕉花放鳥聲喧 設色紙本 鏡框 一九九一年作

    款識:
    十畝荒池漲綠藻,南風不見芰荷生。隔窗賴有芭蕉葉,未負瀟湘夜雨聲。
    辛未(1991)春寒二月,少昂於嶺南藝苑,時年八十七。

    鈐印:趙、少昂、蟬嫣室、我之為我自有我在

    註:嶺南地處亞熱帶,芭蕉為常見植物,自然也成為嶺南畫派筆下風景。據目前資料,趙少昂最早以芭蕉入畫的作品寫於一九三五年,題曰:「曉來微雨蕉花紫」,寫晨曦雨後,蕉林潤澤之境 (見《趙少昂書畫精粹》,緣畫廊,新加坡,1995年,頁21);廣州藝術博物院所藏〈曉來微雨蕉花紫〉,寫於一九六二年,構圖與本幅類近,但相對簡單(見《嶺南獨秀—— 紀念趙少昂誕辰一百一十週年展,香港文化博物館,香港,2015年,頁108-109);香港文化博物館藏有鉅幅五連屏〈芭蕉〉,作於同年,題「窗外小雨,偶檢速寫冊,得此舊稿」云,足見畫家對這一題材之用心經營。

    本幅仍以雨後芭蕉為題,瀟瀟一夜雨,氤氳滿畫幅,水、色調和之妙,盡現畫家功力。款署一九九一年,時趙少昂已近米壽,卻仍是筆底生風,構圖飽滿豐富,一大朵粉紫芭蕉花,盛開如盆,極富視覺衝擊力。再添一寶藍色雀鳥,棲於粉紫色花上,歡快地鳴叫,一藍一粉,令畫面絢麗不俗,生趣盎然。
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