The Magnificent Series collects exquisite antique works from Qing Dynasty, as well as ancient style artworks made by modern artists.
This collection features exquisite production, reflecting an extremely high level of craftsmanship and artistic values, expressing inspiring and auspicious meaning. This collection is truly a great set of works with high collection values.
DIMENSIONS: Each Frame: 177cm, Each Content: 167.5cm (Width);
Each Frame: 39.5cm, Each Content: 30cm (Height)
This item is a set of four pieces. This is a set of ceramic art paintings by the collective in Jingdezhen in the 1960s. Riverside Scene of the Peaceful and Prosperous Capital, one of the ten most famous classical Chinese paintings, is a color painting of the customs of the Northern Song Dynasty. The scroll is the only surviving masterpiece of Zhang Zeduan, a painter of the Northern Song Dynasty, and is a national treasure, now preserved in the Palace Museum in Beijing. The painting, in the form of a long scroll featuring a scattered perspective composition, vividly records the picture of urban life in China in the twelfth century.
The Riverside Scene of the Peaceful and Prosperous Capital records buildings and people's livelihoods in the suburbs of Bianjing (present-day Kaifeng, Henan Province), capital of the late Northern Song Dynasty under the reign of Emperor Hui , and on both sides of the Bianhe River within the city with exquisite brushwork. The painting actually portrays the scenery in autumn, and the two Chinese characters "Qing" and "Ming" (also meaning the Tomb Sweeping Day) actually illustrate that the country was peaceful, and it has nothing to do with the Tomb Sweeping Day. Since Zhang Zeduan was an imperial painter, his paintings were for the court. The origin of the two characters "Qingming" is twofold: first, Zhang Zeduan added these two characters when he presented the paintings to gain the appreciation of the emperor; second, Zhang Zeduan did not add the characters "Qingming" when he presented the paintings, but just called it "Riverside Scene". It was the "Qingming Riverside Scene" when the emperor saw the prosperous scene on the paintings, and since it was the Song Dynasty that liked to embellish the entire world, the emperor added the characters "Qingming" to the name "Riverside Scene". To highlight the prosperous scene and natural scenery of Bianliang, the capital of the Northern Song Dynasty, as well as both banks of the Bianhe River, the ceramic version of this painting was collectively created by painters in Jingdezhen in the 1960s, in the form of ceramic painting, the scattered perspective composition method was adopted to incorporate the complicated scenery into a unified and varying picture. There are 815 figures in the painting, differently dressed and with different looks, interspersed with various activities. The painting highlights the playfulness, the composition is well-balanced in terms of density, changes in pace and rhythm are highlighted, and the brushwork and ink strokes are all sophisticated.
The original painting Riverside Scene of the Peaceful and Prosperous Capital, as an ancient Chinese art treasure on paper and silk, provides an excellent reference for later generations to study the prosperous scene on both sides of Bianhe River in Bianjing, the capital of Northern Song Dynasty. And Jingdezhen painters made ceramic painting with Riverside Scene of the Peaceful and Prosperous Capital as a template, which is also a highly innovative way of making ceramic paintings. However, due to the large size of the painting and the fact that it was displayed on top of a ceramic panel, it was only possible to adopt a patchwork approach — the ceramic panels produced by ceramic manufacturers were assembled together by splicing. This technique features easy installation, high-temperature firing for permanent preservation without fading, and bright colors, making it certainly an excellent scenery to enjoy. This piece of artwork "transforms" the masterpiece of paper and silk into a ceramic expression, which can be said to be a praise and spatial expansion of the content of the original picture, and is truly a great set of works worth collecting.
Market price: USD 38,800 - 45,200 (Each)
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