Celebrating Chinese Arts with fine selection of Classical Paintings,Splendid of Sino-Tibetan Gilt Bronzes, Beautiful Jades from Neolithic to Contemporary, Ming and Qing porcelains and Buddhist Sculptures from Private Collections.
“The Art of YY Ting and Bada Shanren” marks the 40h anniversary of Ting’s passing. Comparative works by Ming Dynasty naturalist Bada Shanren (1521-1527), who Ting credited with inspiring his oeuvre.
Bada Shanren’s life as an artist was altered when he broke from Ming formalism to explore a more naturalistic splash ink approach that had originated with a predecessor named Xu Wei. Incurring the ire of Emperor Jiajing (1522-1566), he was reduced to poverty, a state so dismal that fellow artists were reluctant to experiment lest they too lose everything. That was further complicated by the Manchurian invasion that established the Qing Dynasty. To save himself, Bada Shanren became a monk. In the monastery he was free to pursue his artistic journey.ARTFIXdaily Liveauctioneers
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