Rong Bao Zhai auction in Shenzhen on Dec. 2

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A total of 245 ancient Chinese paintings and calligraphic works will be auctioned by Rong Bao Zhai this Saturday at InterContinental Hotel Shenzhen. Before the auction, the items will be exhibited for two days.

Highlighted artists of the masterpieces include Wu Zhen (1280-1354), Wen Zhengming (1470-1559), Gao Fenghan (1683-1749) and Kun Can (1612-1692).

Wu is one of the Four Masters of the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368). Following along with trends of the time, Wu’s works tended less toward naturalism and more toward abstraction, focusing on the dynamic balance of elements and personifying nature.

Wen was a leading Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) painter, calligrapher, poet and scholar. He was regarded as one of the Four Masters of Ming painting. Wen produced works in a number of styles and his paintings were highly sought after by collectors.

Gao was a painter, poet and seal-carver, and he later became associated with the Yangzhou School of painters. These painters were known as eccentrics for their unorthodox style and preference for individualism. Later, injuries combined with arthritis disabled his right hand and after 1727 he painted with his left. These paintings have since gained some renown among art collectors.

Kun was a monk at an early age and his style of landscape painting was influenced by Wang Meng. He is one of the Four Monk Masters of the early Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). Few of Kun’s works survive.

Exhibition dates: Nov. 30-Dec. 1

Auction date: Dec. 2

Venue: InterContinental Hotel Shenzhen, 9009 Shennan Road, Nanshan District (南山区深南大道9009号深圳华侨城洲际大酒店)

Metro: Line 1, OCT Station (华侨城站), Exit C

(SD News)

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