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Flowers in Vase, painting by Tan Xue Sheng 774. Flowers in Vase, original oil painting by Tan Xue Sheng (1993)

A Still life of flowers by Tan is a rarity, in itself.  This was painted shortly after he and his wife moved from China to America, so it is especially meaningful.

Moreover, it shows the more impressionistic palette that Tan began to use later in his career, perhaps, feeling more free, once he had left China.
  $17,500   52.2x38cm  
               
Kuo's gully, mixed media painting by Zhang Zhen Jiang   Beneath the Surface of Guo Jiagou Village, original mixed media by Zhang Zhen Jiang (2010)

Loess, fine yellow-brown soil, carried by the winds from Central Asia and deposited over China, provided a basis for early productive farming, in China.  The Loess Plateau, also know as the Huangtu Plateau, is located in Northern China, covering most of Shanxi and Shaanxi Provence, as well as part of Gansu and Inner Mongolia.

Dark blue sky, bright orange clay. A brush of Chinese Red was bright and shining! The truly discerning eye penetrates the heavy yellow-brown loess earth that blankets the land, and glimpses the mysterious heart of the power of this Divine Land!

To see more of the works of Zhang Zhen Jiang, included in the Leona Craig Art Gallery online, please, visit the Zhang Zhen Jiang Pages.
  $9,000   109x97cm  
               
Farming Season, painting by Zhang Ai Min (Dapu)   Farming Season, original oil painting by Zhang Ai Min (Dapu), 2012

Dapu (Zhang Ai Min) moved to the Tibetan plateau, so, that he could chronicle the sweeping beauty of the area and the simple lifestyles of its inhabitants.  Indeed, many Chinese artists have gone to Tibet and the Western areas of China because they feel that the the people there represent a purity and unaffectedness that cannot be found in the rest of China. 
 
As we have seen in numerous of Dapu's Tibetan farming scenes, there are no tractors or motorized vehicles for ploughing but only horse or oxen.  This painting is done in the composite-collage type style on which Dapu has recently been working.
 
We have a number of works by Dapu, in the Leona Craig Catalogue Gallery.  To view them all, just click on: Dapu Page.
 
  $1,200   53x42cm  
               
Pomegranates by Jin Ming Li 635. Pomegranate, oil painting on canvas by Li Jin Ming (2009) 石榴  布面油画 

In Guangdong, the pomegranate symbolizes many sons and grandsons, as it contains many seeds.  Li says he likes the color of the fruit, and he used special brushwork and extra colors to make the painting come to life. 

It reminds me of a still life of pomegranates done by his mentor, Xu Jian Bai, many years ago, but I actually like Jin Ming's better.

We offer several works by Jin Ming Lee (Li Jin Ming), in the Leona Craig Art Gallery on-line.  To see our current offerings, just click on: Jin Ming Lee Page

  $5,100   60x60cm  
               
The Fortress by Zhao Qian Xu 724. The Fortress, original oil painting on canvas by Xu Zhao Qian (2008)

Tibet is famous for its fortresses and monasteries.  When you are isolated, in the high Himalayas, you have to protect yourself and be a self-sufficient world unto yourself.

This is one of a series of paintings that Xu painted in Tibet, a few years back.  In them, he uses the more abstract approach that he has come to prefer, although he complains that the local buyers have difficulty understanding anything but clear, precise painting.

In this scene is shown a fortress with the typical prayer flags flying in the wind.  Two monks are seen passing by: one walking and one on horseback; the mountains rising in the background.

The colors are bright and wonderful in this typical scene from modern Tibet.

To see more of the art of Zhao Qian Xu (Xu Zhao Qian), included in the Leona Craig Art Gallery, please, visit the Zhao Qian Xu Page.
 
  $17,000   100x100cm  
               
Onlookers, drawing on paper by Tang Haiguo 802. Onlookers, original drawing on paper by Tang Hai Guo

Take responsibility? That's not the Chinese way.  Instead everyone will stand around pointing fingers, and no one will offer sympathy, charity, or a helping hand.  They're just all onlookers, acting like they are outside of it.

I particularly liked the color scheme.

To see more of the art of Tang Haiguo, included in the Leona Craig Art Gallery online, please visit the Tang Hai Guo Pages.
 
  $450   38x26cm  
               
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