Zhao Shao'ang (1905-1998) Frog and Reeds, 1967

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Lot 48
Zhao Shao'ang (1905-1998)
Frog and Reeds, 1967

Sold for US$ 5,737 inc. premium
Zhao Shao'ang (1905-1998)
Frog and Reeds, 1967
Mounted for framing, ink and color on paper, inscribed by the artist and dated dingwei and signed Shao'ang, followed by an artist's seal Shao'ang ji jiu.
13 x 24in (33 x 61cm)

Footnotes

  • 趙少昂 春草蛙鳴 設色紙本 鏡心 一九六七年作

    Provenance/來源:
    Far East Fine Arts, San Francisco, California, 2003
    加州舊金山遠東藝術中心,2003年

    Published/出版:
    Toda, Teisuke and Hiromitsu Ogawa comp. Comprehensive Illustrated Catalogue of Chinese Paintings, Third Series, Volume 1: American and Canadian Collections, University of Tokyo Press, 2013, A50-158, p. 215
    戶田禎佑、小川裕充,《中國繪畫總合圖錄》三編,第一卷,東京大學出版會,東京,2013年,A50-158,頁215

    Little, Stephen, and J. May Lee Barrett. New Songs on Ancient Tunes: 19th-20th Century Chinese Paintings and Calligraphy from the Richard Fabian Collection, Honolulu: Honolulu Academy of Arts, 2007, pp. 494-495
    Little, Stephen, J. May Lee Barrett,《古調新歌:費立哲神父珍藏十九及二十世紀中國書畫》,檀香山藝術博物館,夏威夷,2007年,頁494-495

    Exhibited/展覽:
    New Songs on Ancient Tunes, Honolulu Art Academy, Honolulu, Hawaii, August 30-October 28, 2007
    《古調新歌:費立哲神父珍藏十九及二十世紀中國書畫》,檀香山藝術博物館,夏威夷,2007年8月30日至10月28日

    Zhao Shao'ang was a native of Guangzhou. At the age of sixteen, he began to study painting under Gao Qifeng, one of the Lingnan School masters. Zhao Shao'ang is considered one of the best flower-and-bird painters of his era. Blending impressionistic brushstrokes, vibrant colours, and his distinctive angular lines, Zhao has created a sense of animation in all his subjects.

    This painting has captured the vivid motion of a frog leaping into a pond. As the focal point of the painting, the frog is painted with brightly colored details. The red spot at its cheek further adds to the vitality of the image. The grass at the back is more loosely painted, rendering an atmosphere of a misty spring morning by the water.

    趙少昂,廣東廣州人。十六歲始拜嶺南畫派名家高奇峰為師學畫。趙少昂之花鳥畫被認為是當世"罕出其右者"(徐悲鴻語)。他融合印象派的筆觸,擅用斑斕色彩與標誌性的稜角線條,在其作品中創造出無比的動感。

    趙少昂各種題材的繪畫中,以花鳥畫為最精,尤其是後期作品,愈顯生機靈動逼肖傳神。本幅捕捉了青蛙躍入池塘中一瞬的動態。作為畫面的焦點,青蛙用色鮮豔,細節畢現,尤其是腮邊一點紅斑更添畫面生氣。青蛙身後的春草則用筆疏朗,讓人感覺如在春日清晨水畔的氤氳霧氣中。
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