Liu Yi - Underglaze Red and Doucai - Double Cranes - GV-PP-2112-012


Liu Yi - Underglaze Red and Doucai - Double Cranes - GV-PP-2112-012

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DIMENSION:  Width - frame: 65.4 cm, content: 39 cm; Height - frame: 105.7 cm, content: 79.5 cm. 

Liu Yi is a renowned artist of many accolades which includes being a Senior Master of Arts and Crafts of Jiangxi, a First Jiangxi Province Porcelain Art Master, a member of the Jiangxi Province Arts and Crafts Association, Vice President of the MDC Zhongshan College of Jingdezhen, Vice President of the Jingdezhen Nanchang Porcelain Culture Creativity Research Institute, a guest professor of the Jiangxi Province Yuzhou Vocational College of Science and Technology, a guest professor of the Jiangxi Province Industrial Professional Technological Institute and an NPC delegate of the Communist Party of Zhushan, Jingdezhen, China.

He was born in 1966 in Xinjian, Jiangxi Province and graduated from the Jingdezhen Porcelain Workers' University majoring in Art Design in 1989. Now, he is working for the Art Center of the China Institute of Light Industrial Porcelains. His works not only integrate traditional Chinese style, but also have new innovations, so that his works have modern artistic characteristics. His paintings, no matter on paper or on porcelains all have unique style. His works were selected to be exhibited in China and abroad, and many have been purchased and collected by collectors and merchants. Many of his works have been published in the Dictionary of Chinese Contemporary Artists, the Complete Works of Chinese Jingdezhen Porcelains, Research on Jiangxi Porcelains, Selected Works of Chinese and Japanese Porcelains, Selected Works of Chinese and Korean Porcelains, Chinese Porcelains and Porcelain Art Album of China's Ministry of Light Industry, etc.

Making underglaze red and doucai porcelain plaque painting is more difficult than traditional paper painting, because it has to be fired twice in the kiln, the first time the underglaze red should be under higher temperature and the second time the overglaze doucai should be under lower temperature. It is very hard to fire underglaze red porcelains successfully, because traditional Chinese underglaze red porcelains use copper as a colorant. When copper is in the red state in the general ground environment, it is extremely unstable and tends to become other colors such as green or black etc. which is a more stable state.  The temperature interval for firing underglaze red porcelains successfully is very small. Also, the atmospheric requirements are specific, so it is very difficult to fire successfully. Moreover, there are risks of cracking or deforming during the second firing. The colors of the underglaze red may also be affected or the underglaze red may be dispersed during the second firing. It is hard to predict the final results before both firings. So, successful works of underglaze red and doucai porcelain plaque painting are rare. Further, the color enamels used in porcelain plaque painting are more stable and the texture is stronger. Porcelain plaque painting has more layering and three-dimensional sense than paper painting. And it can be permanently preserved, avoiding insect bites and weathering.

In this work, underglaze red technique was used and it was fired at the high temperature of 1380 degrees Celsius. Its colour is brilliant. Two fairy cranes were painted in doucai. It is very difficult to produce such work. They were dancing together in the lake. This work is a rare and fine work of art.

GV-PP-2112-012 NFC ID: 04:A9:1B:7A:E6:72:80

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