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An He 安和 | Trees on an Island 綠島長青

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August 11, 04:49 AM GMT

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26,000 - 40,000 HKD

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An He

(An Ho, 1927-2017)

Trees on an Island


ink and colour on silk

37.3 x 26.9 cm 14½x 10⅝in.


An Ho was born in 1927 in Beijing, China. Her father was the chief editor of several newspapers and her mother, a painter of flowers. In 1944, An Ho was introduced to Pu Ru in Nanjing and began receiving critical acclaim for her work in 1952, most notably becoming the first woman artist to be given a solo exhibition at Taiwan’s National Historical Museum.

Considered Pu Ru’s finest student, studying under his guidance for seventeen years, An Ho was able to establish a strong foundation in Chinese painting, becoming proficient in both Tang and Song dynasty techniques – the pinnacle of Chinese art. Her dream-like landscape paintings are a pure and tranquil expression of the universe, scaled down to terms comfortable for the human eye. Along with her superb manipulation of colour, her art invites us to take pleasure in the finer beauties in nature and better appreciate our place in the world. The profound effect of her work stems from a mindset of placing equal emphasis on her mental attitude and the quality of her painting, as well as her outlook on Chinese paintings as “several thousand strokes expressing a unique, personal feeling of the artist” (An Ho, August 1999). 


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安和 綠島長青

(An Ho, 1927-2017)

設色絹本


展覽:

紐約,文良精美中國畫廊,〈安和近作展〉,二○一七年


37.3 x 26.9 cm 14½x 10⅝in.


安和(1927-2017),湖北人,父安懷音乃國民黨黨史編纂委員會祕書,母寧師樸,擅畫花鳥。她幼隨母習畫,一九四六年,心畬先生南下,在金陵收安和為「寒玉堂」弟子。後先生寓寧中央大飯店,她即每天前往受教。政權易手,溥氏東渡台灣,安氏一家亦遷該地,異地師徒重晤,她遂遷至先生台北家中,朝夕讀書習字,親聆教益,直到五三年初,安和因父病,需加照顧,方返台中。

她從師十餘載,在台初期,朝夕相隨,得親炙指導,乃心畬先生入室弟子之一。本幅乃其近作,設色清秀,意境恬淡,畫中見一片江南春早之象,既承師法,復上接宋人,自成面貌。