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Untitled V by Ming Chiao Kuo, Enamel Painting on Copper, 1984, Framed



Untitled V Ming Chiao Kuo Enamel painting on copper 1984 Framed Art size: 10" x 8" Kuo Ming Chiao 1917-2014 Kuo Ming Chiao (???) studied under Xu Beihong (???) and Jian Zhaohe (???) at (National) Beiping Art School, and continued the lineage of Xu’s realistic approach in figure painting. In many ways, his 1956 epic painting is an intriguing echo of Jian Zhaohe’s well known Refugees (???) of 1943, with which Kuo Ming Chiao personally assisted Jiang in the entire process of its making. What I find truly interesting is the disparity of the historical circumstance of Kuo’s 1956 painting under the Nationalist ruling and that of Jiang’s during the Japanese occupation of Beijing in the early 1940’s. Considering how realism became a de facto style promoted by the communist regime from the 50’s in the mainland; Kuo’s creation, in contrast, was all but his own passion and self fulfillment and thus a compelling reflection of an artist’s personal journey and the trajectory of Chinese modern art history.


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    Height: 19 in. (48.26 cm)Width: 21 in. (53.34 cm)Depth: 2 in. (5.08 cm)
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    Modern (In the Style Of)
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    Los Angeles, CA
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    Seller: 111091stDibs: LU1779210566873

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Robert Kuo

Robert Kuo’s story bridges the gap between ancient Chinese and 21st century traditions. He gained technical expertise and learned about decorative tradition from hands on training. He soon mastered the basics that would serve him throughout his artistic career. Robert Kuo offers a wide variety of decorative objects, from small tabletop pieces to furniture and large landscaping elements. The work can be seen around the world, from the National History Museum in Taipei to exclusive hotels such as the Singapore Ritz-Carlton, The Four Seasons New York and some of the most exclusive homes in the world. Called “the imperial craftsman of the 21st century,” Kuo reinterprets the past for the present and future and has an avid and enthusiastic base of collectors that await his new designs.
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