31 octobre 2017

Attributed to Lü Ji (1477-?), Eagles

Lot 156. Attributed to Lü Ji (1477-?), Eagles. 86 x 32 1/4in (218.4 x 81.9cm) each. Estimate USD  20,000 - 30,000. Sold for US$ 30,000 (€25,777). Photo: Bonhams. A pair of hanging scrolls, ink on silk, inscribed Lü Ji followed by two artist's seals.  Bonhams. ASIAN WORKS OF ART, 30 Oct 2017, 10:00 EDT - NEW YORK
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12 mai 2013

Lü Ji (ca. 1429-ca. 1505), Egrets in Flight, Ming dynasty

Lü Ji (ca. 1429-ca. 1505), Egrets in Flight, Ming dynasty.  Folding fan mounted as an album leaf, ink and colors on paper, 15.7 x 49.1 cm The seal and signature do not accord with the style of this painting, the brushwork derived from the manner of Lü Ji and tending to have a straightforward quality but nonetheless bearing his simple yet hoary manner. The forms of the white egrets derive from those in "Autumnal Egrets and Hibiscus," the one in the middle being especially similar. The reeds and the rocky slopes are also... [Lire la suite]
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12 mai 2013

Lü Ji (ca. 1429-ca. 1505), Apricot Blossoms and Peacocks. Ming dynasty

Lü Ji (ca. 1429-ca. 1505), Apricot Blossoms and Peacocks. Ming dynasty.  Hanging scroll, ink and colors on silk, 203.4 x 110.6 cm In China, the peony is associated with wealth and the peacock with splendor. One of the Chinese characters in "peacock" is also a homonym for "noble rank," so this bird symbolizes the rank and position of a high official. Therefore, all elements conform to the atmosphere at court while suggesting scenery from an imperial garden. The brushwork throughout the painting is steady and fine,... [Lire la suite]
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12 mai 2013

Lü Ji (ca. 1429-ca. 1505), Autumnal Egrets and Hibiscus. Ming dynasty

Lü Ji (ca. 1429-ca. 1505), Autumnal Egrets and Hibiscus. Ming dynasty. Hanging scroll, ink and colors on silk, 192.6 x 111.9 cm Pink hibiscuses in full bloom on an autumn day appear on the bank of a lily pond as a willow sways in the breeze. With the white egrets, the scene expresses a radiantly beautiful and colorful autumn. In terms of composition, a large waterfowl (white egret) stands on the foreground slope, while the main tree (willow) extends diagonally into the scenery. Perched in the tree are smaller birds (tits),... [Lire la suite]
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12 mai 2013

Lü Ji (ca. 1429-ca. 1505), Autumn Shoals and Waterfowl, Ming dynasty

Lü Ji (ca. 1429-ca. 1505), Autumn Shoals and Waterfowl, Ming dynasty. Hanging scroll, ink and colors on silk, 177.2 x 107.3 cm. On a hazy and misty autumn evening, a partial bright moon appears suspended in the skies above. Four bean geese rest on a bank with hibiscus and reeds; three have already fallen asleep as another cries out at the moon. The brushwork in painting the birds and flowers in this work is fine but not stiff, while the rendering of the slope is sketchy yet complete. Not only does this work portray geese... [Lire la suite]
12 mai 2013

Lü Ji (ca. 1429-ca. 1505), Snowy Landscape and Birds. Ming dynasty

Lü Ji (ca. 1429-ca. 1505), Snowy Landscape and Birds. Ming dynasty. Hanging scroll, ink and colors on silk, 169.6 x 90.5 cm. In this desolate scene after a snowfall, both river and sky appear as dark as ink. Several wild ducks are huddled against the cold, with a few already asleep. Freezing sparrows and cold spotted doves perch on the branches of the drooping willow tree above. Lü Ji has here fully grasped the reality of atmosphere in this scenery, allowing the viewer to feel the cold of a winter's day. The use of brush and... [Lire la suite]