T'ang Haywen (Chinese, 1927-1991), 曾海文 Summer Day in the Mountain (jour d'été dans la montagne)

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Lot 14
T'ang Haywen
(Chinese, 1927-1991)
曾海文
Summer Day in the Mountain (jour d'été dans la montagne)

Sold for HK$ 813,125 (US$ 103,676) inc. premium
T'ang Haywen (Chinese, 1927-1991), 曾海文
Summer Day in the Mountain (jour d'été dans la montagne)
circa 1975

signed; titled and inscribed oil 7 on the reverse
oil on canvas

55 x 46 cm (21 5/8 x 18 1/8 in)

This work was executed circa 1975.

This work will be included in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné of T'ang Haywen now in preparation by T'ang Haywen Archives and Mr. Philippe Koutouzis under the number OOC75-4

Footnotes

  • Provenance
    Private Collection, France (gift from the artist)
    Acquired directly from the above by the present owner

    曾海文
    盛夏山景
    油彩畫布
    約1975年作

    簽名: Tang 海文
    背面簽名:oil 7. jour d'été dans la montagne. summer day in the mountain

    此作品將收錄於由曾海文檔案庫及古獨奇先生正在編輯的《曾海文作品全集》當中,編號為OOC75-4

    來源
    法國私人收藏(由藝術家贈予)
    現藏家直接購自上述收藏

    The present work, Summer Day in the Mountain (jour d'été dans la montagne), is representative of a series of works by T'ang Haywen painted around 1975, the year he first exhibited at the Nane Stern Gallery in Paris. A background of atmospheric transparent brushstrokes define various areas of the composition, on which the artist first superimposed opaque colours, then added dots and lines. Visible traces of the artist's brushstrokes confer depth and movement to a composition that shines with the colours of summer and the joy of being in nature. Another work executed in 1975, L'ombre du Printemps (Spring Shadow), exhibited by Nane Stern, is also built on the principle of atmospheric perspective, in superimposed zones, but Spring here, is still only a shadow. In a photograph of the artist by Yonfan in 1991, a painting in the same spirit hangs on the wall behind T'ang. With his arms crossed, T'ang gazes straight at the camera and appears to be confident, which is reflected in his choice of a life as a free and traveling painter.

    本拍品《盛夏山景》是曾海文於約1975年創作系列的代表作之一,當年藝術家首次於巴黎的朗.史丹(Nane Stern)畫廊展出。畫面背景以深具空氣感的透明筆觸形塑出的不同區塊,藝術家首先疊上不透明的色彩,接著添加點與線。藝術家留下清晰的筆觸,為整個畫面賦予深度及動勢,散發夏日的光芒,流露身處大自然的愉悅。另一件創作於1975年並於朗.史丹畫廊展出的畫作《春影》同樣以空氣透視法與疊加區域構成,然而在此,春天仍然僅僅是道影子。楊凡為藝術家在1991年拍下的相片裡,一件有著同樣精神的繪畫懸掛於曾海文後方的牆面。雙臂交疊的曾海文直視相機且顯得相當自信,而這份自信亦反映在他作為一位自由行旅藝術家的人生選擇。
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