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Chu Teh-Chun 朱德群 | De neige, d'or et d'azur N° 24 雪白・燦金・蔚藍系列第24號

Auction Closed

April 6, 07:36 AM GMT

Estimate

500,000 - 1,000,000 HKD

Lot Details

Description

Chu Teh-Chun

1920 - 2014

De neige, d'or et d'azur N° 24


hand-painted porcelain with gold leaf

incised Chu Teh-Chun in Chinese and Pinyin, dated 07; titled De neige, d'or et d'azur, dated 2007-2008 on the bottom

executed in 2007-08, this work is a unique piece 

37 by 30 cm.

14 ½ by 11 ⅞ in. 


This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity issued by Fondation Chu Teh-Chun and signed by Mrs. Ching-Chao Chu, spouse of the artist and co-editor of the forthcoming catalogue raisonné of the artist.


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亞洲重要私人收藏

朱德群

1920 - 2014

雪白・燦金・蔚藍系列第24號


手繪金箔釉上彩瓷

款識

朱德群 CHU TEH-CHUN 07(頂部)

De neige, d'or et d'azur 2007-2008(底部)

二〇〇七至〇八年作

版數

唯一

37 x 30 cm.

14 ½ x 11 ⅞ in. 


附:由朱德群基金會開立、藝術家妻子暨正在籌備編纂的藝術家全集之聯席編輯董景昭女士親簽之作品保證書

Please note the estimate of this work is HKD 500,000 - 1,000,000.

Marlborough Gallery, New York 

Private Asian Collection (acquired from the above in 2014) 


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紐約,馬博羅畫廊

亞洲私人收藏(2014年購自上述來源)

De neige, d'or et d'azur N° 24 is one of 57 unique porcelain vases from Chu Teh-Chun’s important series entitled De Neige, d’Or et d’Azur (Of Snow, Gold, and Sky Blue), produced at La Manufacture de Sèvres in 2007 and 2008.


By collaborating with the Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres, Chu Teh-Chun wanted to honour the country that welcomed him since 1955. Executed during a mature period in the artist’s life, this series embraces the amalgamation of Western and Eastern cultures that influenced the artist. During the creative process, Chu Teh-Chun worked closely with Jean-Paul Desroches, an expert in Chinese ceramics and Chief Curator of the Chinese department of the Guimet Museum of Asian Art in Paris. Desroches provided Chu with the rare opportunity to explore the underground ceramics vaults of the museum, a reserve of thousands of items never viewed by the public. Chu explored the long tradition of Chinese porcelain, particularly those from the Tang (7th-10th century) and Yuan (13th-14th century) periods.


Only such an extraordinary collaboration between the legendary artist Chu Teh-Chun, the esteemed ceramic manufacturer La Manufacture de Sèvres, and the curator Desroches could integrate the robust traditions of two ancient cultures - the Chinese and the French – through the historical medium of ceramic, ultimately providing a fresh and innovative outlet for Chu Teh-Chun’s creative mastery.


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朱德群自 1955 年起旅居法國,爲了向這個一直歡迎他、包容他的國家致敬,他與法國賽佛爾國家瓷器廠合作,創作出這個系列。這些作品完成於朱德群的晚年,融合了對他啓發良多的東西方文化。在創作過程中,朱德群與中國瓷器專家、巴黎吉美博物館中國部首席策展人戴浩石緊密合作。巴黎吉美博物館地庫珍藏數千件從未被公開的珍品,戴浩石讓朱德群參觀這個寶庫,機會難能可貴。朱德群仔細觀察藏品,對當中唐元兩朝的瓷器研究尤深。

此瓶邀請觀者繞瓶而行,觀賞瓶身紋飾,開展一段循環不斷的探索之旅。朱德群在各種形狀的瓷器當中挑選了一個能夠讓他表現創作意念的鼓腹瓶(24 號,米爾·德科在1939-1948 年間設計)。此後,他繼續不斷實驗,最後認定頸短、寬肩的SR 22號瓶形狀最爲理想,而此器型正好與元代經典瓷瓶的形狀相近。這些 SR 22 號瓶隨後以每兩個月五至八件的速度分批送達朱德群手上,正好配合藝術家的創作節奏。

這件作品採用標誌性的 「塞佛爾藍」色調,色呈天藍,根據一種在 16 世紀傳入法國的中國古方調配而成。法國賽佛爾國家瓷器廠在 1740 年成立之後,再根據此色調發展出獨門秘密配方。該廠所製的瓷器地色雪白無暇,故此這種藍彩亦非常容易上色。除了這種耀眼的藍色之外,作品亦用上產量極少的純金彩。

在塞佛爾瓷廠藝匠的協助之下,每件瓷器製作一共需要三百小時,包括製模、成型、施釉、裝飾及打磨等工序。每件瓷器都預先上釉,供朱德群於器身創作,施上顔彩之後,依次入窯。爲了創作這組瓷器,朱德群更特別從陶藝家文森特·拉佩羅尼身上學習專門的陶瓷技巧。

藝術大師朱德群、馳名的塞佛爾瓷廠和傑出策展人戴浩石的無間合作,成就了這套瓷器,從中可見看中和法兩大深厚文化通過瓷器這種材質上交匯融合,從而為朱德群的藝術創作開創了一條新穎的道路。