- Reproduction of a couple of Chinese ancestors on canvas, also called painting by Chinese dignitaries. - These paintings are from a traditional Chinese art that dates back to Antiquity and which allows descendants to maintain a link with their ancestors.
- The version presented here is a modern version of the Chinese ancestors. Black and white with shades of gray and silver and a few touches of red.
CHINESE HISTORY - AN ART BASED ON STRICT CODES AND CRITERIA:
- The portraits of Chinese ancestors are painted according to two codes: the need for plausibility and the wish to embellish the portrait of the Chinese dignitary. - This type of paint meets very strict codified criteria and has a ritual function. In fact, unlike Western portraits, portraits of Chinese ancestors represent static ancestors whose faces are expressionless. - The portraits of Chinese ancestors represent a person in an immobile posture in festive attire (dress and hat of mandarin) or in costume of dignitary or official. They were made by painters until the arrival of photography, and the costumes had to be related to the social status of the person. These costumes also differ according to times, dynasties and ranks.
- The portraits of Chinese ancestors are painted according to two codes: the need for plausibility and the wish to embellish the portrait of the Chinese dignitary. The costumes and the luxurious decorations aim to embellish the reality of the ancestors, in order to bring prosperity to their descendants. The decor elements serve to embellish reality, because the Chinese believe that this luxury will guarantee the prosperity of the family. - These portraits can represent several generations in front view, a clan, a couple or a single person. The Chinese place these paintings in a dedicated place in their house, and sometimes they reserve an entire room for the worship of their ancestors.
Dimensions H 100 cm Width 70 cm
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