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Scholar Stone Blue & Green - 1805By Ann Niu

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US$ 80,000


This artwork was last updated 711 days ago.


Acrylic, Acrylic on canvas

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Dimensions: 180cm (H) x 122cm (W) / 70.9" (H) x 48" (W)

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Artist Statement

Scholar Stone Blue & Green - 1805
180 x 122 cm
Acrylic on Canvas

The Scholar Stone Series
The Scholar Stones Series explores an important philosophical question: “Where do I come from.” I hope to learn the language of the stone and turn it into my own language. Every stone has a different expression, which is something difficult to describe. In these paintings, you can find all kinds of emotions, and they are the manifestations of the paint brush. I used different techniques and strokes of Chinese calligraphy, creating not a character, but a painting. Although the structures of these paintings seem very spontaneous, not one careless stroke could be found. When I was painting the stones, I hoped not only to admire them, depicting them as the ancients. Neither did I want to conquer them, creating something completely unrecognizable. I was trying to feel them and painted what I understood about them. It is kind of interesting to depict the stones as “thin,” “open,” “perforated” and “wrinkled,” as well as “ugly,” “majestic,” “strange” and “clumsy.” Nevertheless, the stones' happiness and sadness should also be depicted. The only way to capture the beauty of the stones is to let them be free. The Scholar Stones Series is about the deep attachment that the people from Jiangnan have for their homeland, which I believe will always be a source of inspiration for artists.


Artist Profile

Hometown: Shanghai
Based in: Shanghai

Born in Shanghai

Started learning Calligraphy and Chinese ink painting since 5 years old. Followed old masters, she spent the whole childhood to study and practice as youth calligrapher. She had started to learn western oil painting during the teenager time. After 4 years of Art Collage in Shanghai, She went …


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