FLOWER AND BEE
13 ⅛ x 17 ⅛ in., after 1946
Metropolitan Museum of Art
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This reproduction of a Zhao Shaoang painting represents the high artistry of traditional woodblock printing. To a no specialist, this print could easily be mistaken for a painting. The printers have carefully controlled the amount and density of ink and pigment applied to the blocks to capture the varying shades of color in Zhao's original.
Particularly notable is the layering of the peony's petals and its twisting leaves. The sense of tension between the heavy flower and the drooping branch - accentuated by the arrival of a honeybee - is vividly conveyed.
ZHAO SHAOANG (1905-1998)
was granted various awards including gold medal at the Centenary independence World Fair (Brüssel 1930), associateship of the Chinese Academic Institute (Taiwan 1972), M.B.E. (Britain 1980), the ‘ART ACHIEVMENT AWARD’ of the Hong Kong Artists’ Guild (1991) and a doctoral degree in arts, with honours, from the University of Hong Kong (1994).
ZHAO SHAOANG’S works are exhibited all over the world: Shanghai 1929, Moscow, Paris, Berlin 1932-1933, Guangdong 1933, Hong Kong 1939, USA 1960, Singapore 1987, Germany 1989.
Water-colour woodblock prints
Format ca. 42 x 60 cm with silk frame
PRICE EUR 275,- (each)
The complete set of 12 prints = EUR 2.750,-
G A L L E R Y I N K S T O N E
Japanese Wood Block Prints, Chinese Wood Block Prints,
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