Music at the Banquet: A Chen Yifei Masterwork from the Shaw Collection

Hong Kong | April 27 2022

Chen Yifei is a legend in modern Chinese painting. He began making art in China, then was embraced by the rest of the world. Distinguished for his blend of classic realist and romantic styles, his paintings fuse Eastern and Western cultures and show the world the beautiful heights that Chinese art has reached. A key body of work in Chen’s career is his series of paintings from the 1990s depicting classical Chinese beauties, and Banquet, with five beautiful young women playing music, is an important piece from this series.

Banquet is a masterwork from Chen Yifei’s creative peak. In addition to showcasing Chen’s peerless oil painting technique, Banquet conveys an Eastern spirituality. The work could even be considered one of modern China’s most important visual creations to date.

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