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Zhangjiang Seawall, painting by Tan Xuesheng (1984)
Artists from the north of China always comment on how southern Chinese artists know how to paint wet scenes. Here, in the south, we are near to a whole coastline, stretching a thousand miles or more from the China Sea up the east coast to Shantou. The climate is also very wet, with rain coming in over half the months of the year.
Big Tree: original oil painting by Tan Xue Sheng, 1986
Xue Sheng Tan shows a true 20th century Chinese impressionist style, in this lovely and colorful painting of a large Tree, like many one might find around the older parts of Guangdong and other provinces of China.
Trained by Lin Feng Mian of the Hangzhou school of painting, Tan always displays the innocence of an impressionist, and this painting has a very pastel feeling to it. It is a beautiful painting done in the last years that Tan and his wife, Jian Bai Xu, still lived in China.
Freight Terminal: original oil painting by Xue Sheng Tan (1964)
This is really a classic piece. It shows a freight terminal at a port in China, in the 1960's, using block and tackle, much like I see commonly used, otherwise, in China, today. However, sea freight terminals have become large mechanized places, now, that someone from those older days would hardly recognize.
North Sea Fishing Port Dock: original oil painting by Xue Sheng Tan (1962)
This is a beautiful scene of old Chinese junks and trawlers, in a fishing harbor with a long dock. It is from the middle of the 20th century when China was closed off from the rest of the world but before the cultural revolution of Chairman Mao.
Washington Bridge: original oil painting by Xue Sheng Tan (2006)
By the 1990's, Xue Sheng Tan and his artist wife, Jian Bai Xu, moved, permanently, to America. Thus, this, like other paintings from them, in their later years, is one of their scenes from America, as seen by two seasoned Chinese impressionist artists.
|605.||North Guangdong Peak, original oil painting by Tan Xue Sheng (1985)||$17,000||54x39cm|
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