Thursday, December 15, 2016

The astonishing paintings of Wang Yidong

Wang Yidong is one of China's finest realist painters. I'm having a "why not?" moment so here's a few examples of his magic. One cannot view these works without doing a double or triple take -"wait..these are not photos?"  :)

Enjoy I hope.

Perhaps no double-take for this one, still lovely.


Paul Brigg said...

The picture of the child has a nice Andrew Wyeth-y feel to it, but the rest seem utterly pointless, like those piano pieces (often heard as encores) which actually have nothing to say but only exist to show the impressiveness of the pianist's skill.

On a different note, my thanks to you again for maintaining this very interesting blog despite all the vicissitudes of circumstance. Hope you have a stress-free and relatively merry holiday season!

Tzadik said...

Thank you for your holiday wishes Paul, same to you :)

Well I do not see these portraits as pointless at all - but as this is art, arguing or defending any view whatsoever is the only consistently 'pointless' thing ;-)

"Subjectivity ceases to exist only when the mutation-like leap is made from subjectivity to objectivity, from individual existence to universal existence". Piet Mondrian


Pia said...

These are beautiful! Nice that you are adding art on your blog, thank you for introducing me to
this painter Tz.

Anonymous said...

(post)-Realismo socialista a lo Bouguereau. Para eso francamente me quedo con el original. Por de pronto, una pintura vacua.

Tzadik said...

Me quedaré solo en mi aprecio por las obras de este artista - y eso está bien conmigo ;)

Paul said...

I'm gonna go ahead and say beautiful. Thumbs up.