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Autumn Colors
現代 1985年 趙少昂繪 殘紅籬落 紙本設色
Date: 1985
Materials: Ink and colors on paper
Dimensions: H. 11 3/4 x W. 14 3/4 in, H. 29.8 cm x W.37.5 cm (image); H. 49 5/8 in x W. 19 in, H. 126.0 cm x W. 48.2 cm (overall)
Credit Line: Collection of Master Chao Shao-An
Department: Chinese Art
Collection: Painting
Object Number: 1992.279
On Display: No

Description

Label:

Chao Shao-an was fond of observing and sketching insects. Among his most popular series is one created in the 1980s that depicts the colorful signs of autumn, characterized by grass-green insects against red-golden foliage.

As seen in this work, one of Chao's favorite insects was the praying mantis; here the insect is ready to jump from a single leaf. The close view, the overlapping leaves, and the fluid application of amber and green paint, accentuated by ink in thin strokes and quick scratches, capture the spirit of the mantis.

The artist's inscription reads:

Fallen blossoms on a bamboo fence enhance the charm of autumn.

Yichou year [1985]. Shao-an is filled with the joy of returning spring.


Label:

Chao Shao-an was fond of observing and sketching insects. Among his most popular series is one created in the 1980s that depicts the colorful signs of autumn, characterized by grass-green insects against red-golden foliage.

As seen in this work, one of Chao's favorite insects was the praying mantis; here the insect is ready to jump from a single leaf. The close view, the overlapping leaves, and the fluid application of amber and green paint, accentuated by ink in thin strokes and quick scratches, capture the spirit of the mantis.

The artist's inscription reads:

Fallen blossoms on a bamboo fence enhance the charm of autumn.

Yichou year [1985]. Shao-an is filled with the joy of returning spring.


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