Lot 645 Ravenel Autumn Auction 2021 Taipei

Ravenel Autumn Auction 2021 Taipei

Overlapping Mountains

YU Cheng-yao (Taiwanese, 1898 - 1993)

Ink on paper, framed

60 x 120 cm

Estimate

TWD 700,000-1,000,000

HKD 196,000-279,000

USD 25,100-35,900

CNY 163,000-233,000

Sold Price

TWD 960,000

HKD 269,663

USD 34,632

CNY 220,690


Signature

Signed YU Cheng-yao in Chinese
With one seal of the artist


EXHIBITED
"Three Masters of Art: Calligraphy and Ink Paintings by Yu Chen-yao, Shen Yao-chu, and Zhen Shan-xi", National Museum of History, Taipei, 20 December 2013 - 23 February 2014


ILLUSTRATED
Three Masters of Art Calligraphy and Painting by Yu Chen-yao, Shen Yao-chu, and Zhen Shan-xi, National Museum of History, Taipei, 2013, pp. 38-39

+ OVERVIEW

This painting is a monotone work with landscape occupying one-eighth of the frame. Sparse lines on the hill top and distant hills pose stark contrast with the intense dark body, suggesting freezing winter chills. Water slowly flows gently downhill, soothing the frost as it joins the main river. Intermittent slanted cun highlight the luscious forest, while the black and grey overlapping mountains form this majestic landscape. Such techniques create vividness to a monotone landscape. Encircled by the intersecting lines is tranquil pasture where a village lies. One may imagine hearing the noise of chickens and laughter of children. Such tranquil scenes could be a part of memories of Yu Cheng-yao. Through this work, the artist transformed a monotone painting into an animated scene through lines and dots.
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Ravenel Autumn Auction 2021 Taipei

Saturday, December 4, 2021, 1:30pm