Antique Chinese paintings Qing Dynasty Liu Daming 刘大铭
Antique Chinese painting from the Qing Dynasty, Dao Guang 道光 era, 1882. Painted by the known artist Liu Daming 刘大铭, signed and with 2 seal imprints.
The painting shows a scholar over his books in his hermitage. Plum- and pine tree in front of his study.
Scroll painting, 16,5 x 75,2 inches (42 x 191 cm), mounted on silk, good condition.
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China, Qing Dynasty: 4 Paintings Dream of Red Mansions
Four antique scroll-paintings as set with scenes from the famous novel Hong Lou Meng (Dream of Red Chamber).
The paintings depict nightly scenes so the faces are in dark color.
Qing Dynasty paintings, artist signed, painted on silk, mounted as scrolls.
Each one is 8 x 40 inches ( 20,3 x 115 cm ) + margins. The wax-seals added at the cover were needed for export.
Very fine paintings of high artistic standard.
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Chinese Fan: Hand Painted with Birds and Calligraphy
Decorative old fan, paper in wooden frame. Four scenes with birds and longer calligraphy right of the paintings. Artist signed and seal-imprints of the artist.
Nice paintings and very neat hand writing.
The fan comes from a well cultivated collection and is in very good condition.
Size: 18 x 10,9 inches ( 47 x 27 cm).
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Arnulf Rainer: 80th Birthday. We offer an Autograph.
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Arnulf Rainer is an Austrian painter and is internationally renowned for his abstract informal art.
In his early years, Rainer was influenced by the Surrealism. In 1950, he founded the Hundsgruppe (dog group) together with Ernst Fuchs, Arik Brauer and Josef Mikl. After 1954, Rainers style evolved towards Destruction of Forms, with blackenings, overpaintings and maskings of illustrations and photographs, dominating his later work. He was close to the Vienna Actionism, featuring body art and painting under drug influence.
In 1978, he received the Great Austrian National Prize.
In the same year, and in 1980, he became the Austrian representative at the Venice Biennale. From 1981 to 1995, Rainer held a professorship at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna – the same place where he aborted his own studies after three days, unsatisfied.
His works are shown in the Museum of Modern Art and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. As the culmination of the appraisal of his work, in 1993 the Arnulf Rainer Museum opened in New York, United States.
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