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CHINA Decorative Paintings Birds Flowers - and 50 similar items

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CHINA Decorative Paintings Birds Flowers - COLOR Litho Print by Racinet

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Limited Edition
Date of Creation
Original Print
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Dealer or Reseller
Size Type/Largest Dimension
Medium (Up to 30in.)

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!!! NOTE !!! if the image(s) in the description shows a broken image icon(s), right click on the icon(s) and open in new tab to see the larger image(s). China Embroideries, Decorative Paintings Another Superb Quality Print from Martin2001 Print Specifics: Type of print: Lithograph - Original antique print Year of printing: not indicated in the print - est. 1878 Original artist: Albert Racinet Publisher: Imp. Firmin Didot. Condition: 1 (1. Excellent - 2. Very good - 3. Good - 4. Fair) Overall uniform very light age toning of paper. On the reverse side, along the left edge of print, there is appr. 1/4 inch residue of a thin paper binding strip. Few very light brownish areas in blank margins. Dimensions: 11 x 15.5 inches, including blank margins (borders) around the image. Paper weight: 2-3 (1. Thick - 2. Heavier - 3. Medium heavy - 4. Slightly heavier - 5. Thin) Reverse side: Blank Notes: Green color around the print in the photo is a contrasting background on which the print was photographed. 1 inch = 2,54 cm. Legend to the illustrations in the print: According to the nature of the objects which they are decorating, the Chinese use two principles of design. Their embroideries, in general, retain the conventional design of ancient monuments, with an equally conventional use of colour, that is to say, with strength, vividness, or harmony. They obtain by this means under broad and synthetic forms, a decorative movement and as it were, an exuberance of expression, which no other ancient or modern nation has been able to produce. The area of a robe illustrated here (embroidery on a black ground) which represents a sort of monster, is a small sample of their skill in this style; both the design and the colours are conventional. The second style in Chinese art is that of naturalistic painting. These small paintings (about 50 centimetres in height) consist of only a few elements. In this genre, the entire decoration is composed of the branch of a tree and a bird or a leaf and a flower, which stand on tlieir own in a setting which is always inundated with light. Sometimes, the composition presents the aspects of a landscape; yet the distant background is merely suggested and the vividness of the decoration is never affected by it. The vertical panels displayed here belong to a kind of painting that was very popular. They simulate the narrow aperture of a window, through which the viewer can see only a fragment of the outer world, glimpsed as if by chance. The Chinese and the Japanese, who were so often inspired by the same genius, excelled at these bright and cheerful compositions, in which the silhouettes of things and creatures are usually outlined on the same plane against a peaceful, luminous background. Small paintings of this sort, painted in water colours, were used to decorate houses, in which they were hung in sets of two, three or six, called kiva-pin or tyvo or even twelve, called wei-pin. Martin2001 Satisfaction Guaranteed Policy! Any print purchased from me may be returned for any (or no) reason for a full refund including all postage. seller since 1998. Five-star service. Powered by Turbo Lister The free listing tool. List your items fast and easy and manage your active items.
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