Chao Shao-an: Chinese Master 2019 Wall CalendarPOMEGRANATE
At the age of 16, Chao Shao-an (1905–1998), a native of southern China’s Guangdong province, enrolled in the art academy run by Gao Qifeng, one of a handful of fearless artists who had jointly created the Lingnan school of painting. They broke with tradition by introducing modern subjects and perspective from Western art. Chao’s painting soon took on the qualities it was to preserve throughout the remainder of his career: vividness, dashing vigor, a bold use of both space and color and a calligraphic looseness that verges on abstraction. A decade after meeting Gao Qifeng, Chao took a gold medal at an international art exhibition held in Belgium.
The masterful paintings reproduced in this wall calendar are from the collection of the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco.
- 12 x 13 inches, opens to 12 x 26 inches