The Tales amidst Five Mountains: Mesmerizing Modern Landscape Paintings

Hong Kong | 8 October 2022

This autumn, the Sotheby’s Hong Kong Fine Chinese Paintings auction will offer more than 200 works of modern painting and calligraphy. Highlights of this season’s sale include a series of landscapes by 20th century masters: Huang Binhong’s 1940s painting Studio Amid Majestic Mountains, Wu Hufan’s blue-green fine-brush painting Verdant Mountains in Morning Mist, Xie Zhiliu’s Song-inspired Mountain Recluse in Solitude, and Chen Shaomei’s exquisite gongbi painting Landscape After Guo Xi. Zhang Daqian’s significant blue-green masterpiece Quiet Autumn on a Sichuan River, painted from an unusual aerial perspective just before the master left China, depicts an expansive vista that makes the landscape feel so near yet so far away. Collectively, these works present a panoramic view of twentieth century landscape painting.

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