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Embrace the Art Within:Limited Print Edition Show of San Yu

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Post date:2024-02-16



Embrace the Art Within:Limited Print Edition Show of San Yu
Event Time
Mon. - Sun. 11:00 - 19:00
Event Location
1F, No. 7, Section 5, Xinyi Road,, Xinyi Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C
A collection of global limited edition prints jointly issued in 2017 and 2018 by institutions that collect Sanyu's paintings: the Taipei National Museum of History, galleries and the corporate world. They are produced using museum-grade acid-free art paper and digital giclee technology. With the purpose of collecting art in the home environment, Dona Art has selected twenty floral still life-themed prints to hold a special exhibition of Sanyu's prints called "Hiding Art in the Room", inviting people from all walks of life to savor the beauty of Sanyu's paintings. Elegant style.     

Sanyu (1901-1966), a generation of Chinese masters, is known as the "Oriental Matisse" (Matis, French: Henri Émile Benoît Matisse, 1869-1954) in the global art world. His painting style combines Eastern ink forms and Western beasts. Sanyu's paintings have become popular all over the world since the 1920s.
Born in Nanchong, Sichuan, China (formerly known as Shunqing), he learned painting from his father at an early age, and later learned calligraphy from calligrapher Zhao Xi. In 1921, he went to Paris to study art creation. Sanyu met Pierre-Henri Hoché, the largest collector in Paris at the time, in 1929. His works began to be noticed and collected by the French painting circle, and were exhibited in many galleries. He participated in many Autumn Salon and Independent Salon exhibitions, including nudes, flowers , animals are its three major creative themes. The National Museum of History in Taipei held three retrospective exhibitions of his life in 1978, 1984, and 1990. In 2001, when Sanyu’s 100th birthday was celebrated, the Museum of History also exhibited a major exhibition commemorating Sanyu’s 100th birthday. In June 2004, the National Museum of Guimei The Asian Art Museum held a Sanyu retrospective exhibition, displaying more than 60 works. This shows his importance as an overseas Chinese artist in the Chinese painting circle.

According to the "Complete Collection of Sanyu Oil Paintings", it is known that Sanyu created a total of 133 flower paintings during his lifetime, 55 of which were based on chrysanthemums, and less than 13 other flower paintings. In the Asian modern art market, Sanyu's paintings have been sold at sky-high prices, breaking records repeatedly, pushing the worth of this "Oriental Matisse" to more than one billion Taiwan dollars. Among them, works with floral themes have been sold at astonishingly high prices. , which shows that flowers are the most representative masterpieces in Sanyu’s paintings. Flowers are not only his attempt to continue the connotation of Eastern literati paintings, but also a medium for him to metaphorize his own life journey. For example, the chrysanthemums in his paintings often exist in surreal pictures with bold compositions and full of imaginative space. They appear aloof and independent, but they survive. In the flower city of Paris where hundreds of flowers are blooming.

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