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Lot 125: HUANG ZHOU (1925-1997) CHINESE INK AND COLOR PAINTING OF DANCING
11 November 2016
Marietta, GA, USALive Auction
A LARGE Chinese ink and color painting of Dancing Tribe. A large Chinese painting of Dancing mounted ink and color on paper, depicting group of people dressed in XinJiang traditional custom, dancing and playing traditional music instruments. Inscribed and signed by Huang Zhou with three iron-red signature seals. Mounted on pale-creme border.
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Notes: LOT NOTES: Huang Zhou: In the art history of the twentieth century, Huang Zhou (1925-1997) was a very unique figure painting artist taking a unique artistic path. Reviewing Huang Zhous growth and success will help us understand and study the patterns of innovation and the development of Chinese art and the challenges it has encountered. Huang Zhou entered the art circle by formally becoming the student of Zhao Wangyun, a highly experienced artist of traditional Chinese art. Huang Zhou not only received an education in traditions, but also developed the ability to discover and express beauty from a traditional standpoint. He spent an extensive period of time in Xinjiang and developed a unique sensitivity to the landscapes of and people in the northwestern region of China. There Huang Zhou completed a great many sketches. He insisted on independent thinking and the notion that his artistic creations must be firmly grounded in his experience with local life, the foundation for refinement and further exploration, and for the formation of his own unique style. This became the general guideline for Huang Zhous artistic pursuit in later days.
Provenance: PROVENANCE: Acquired from a vast Connecticut estate collection in 2007 with records indicating that they were purchased over several years during the early 1900s and up until the 1915s from the JS Ltd Company New York. Pieces of history being passed on to the future.
Dimensions: Dimension: 165" L x 63" W
Artist or Maker: Huang Zhou
Medium: paper, ink, watercolor
Date: 20th C.