XU BEIHONG (1895 - 1953)
Title of artwork: "Eagles"
Ready to hang on the wall. Canvas on the wooden underframe. Outer frame are not included!
Technique: printed on canvas nowadays
Diagonal: 37,6" or 95,5 cm.
Size: 27,6" x 25,6" (in) or 70 x 65 cm.
Please note that this is a reproduction printed on canvas
The size may differ from how it looks in the photo
Color can be slightly different from the picture.
Xu Beihong (also
known as Ju Péon), was a Chinese painter. He was primarily known for his
Chinese ink paintings of horses and birds and was one of the first Chinese
artists to articulate the need for artistic expressions that reflected a modern
China at the beginning of the 20th century. He was also regarded as one of the
first to create monumental oil paintings with epic Chinese themes – a show of
his high proficiency in an essential Western art technique. He was one of the
four pioneers of Chinese modern art who earned the title of "The Four
Great Academy Presidents". Xu constantly pushed the boundaries of visual
art with new techniques and international aesthetics, in bid to reinvent
Chinese art. In fact, Xu's influence extends beyond China in the early
20th-century. Many pioneer Singapore artists such as Chen Wen Hsi, Lee Man Fong
and Chen Chong Swee looked up to him as a mentor and a worthy peer, sharing
Xu's advocate to closely observe nature and inject realism into Chinese
painting. Xu died of a stroke in 1953. After his death, a Xu Beihong Memorial
Museum was established at his home in Beijing by his wife Liao Jingwen.