Lot  642 Ravenel Spring Auction 2023 Taipei

Ravenel Spring Auction 2023 Taipei

Appreciating the Lush Forest

CHIANG Chao-Shen (Taiwanese, 1925 - 1996)


Ink and colour on paper, framed

62 x 99 cm


TWD 280,000-420,000

HKD 73,000-109,000

USD 9,300-13,900

CNY 64,000-95,000

Sold Price

TWD 336,000

HKD 85,934

USD 10,959

CNY 77,598


Signed CHIANG Chao-shen in Chinese With three seals of the artist

Private collection, South Korea


Since the 1980s, Chiang Chao-shen’s paintings have shown a transition from classical styles to an individualistic character, incorporating the styles of Southern and Northern Schools and the elegance of the Wu Zhe School. This work was completed in 1988 in departing from the genuine landscape. Chiang would create landscape structures with ink without any drafts. Hills were formed by the spontaneity of ink absorbed into the paper. Central strokes would be used for outlining and cun for texture of rocks. Dots would be added to depict the lush vegetation on cliffs. Ridges on the left echo with the mountains on the right, balancing the structure while adding volume to the whole scene. The dense forest enhances the luxuriant misty scene. A hiker on the right walking towards a friend residing in the kiosk. The scene was structured in the style of Wu with a variation of tones, colours to depict a serene and elegant landscape.
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Ravenel Spring Auction 2023 Taipei

Saturday, June 3, 2023, 1:00pm