Zhang Daqian: Temple by the Waterfall

ZHANG DAQIAN (1899-1983), Temple by the Waterfall, Hanging scroll, ink and colour on paper, 136.2 x 69.5 cm. (53 5⁄8 x 27 3⁄8 in.), Inscribed and signed, with two seals of the artist, Dated twelfth month,guimaoyear (1963), Image Source: Christie’s

“The mounting of Temple by Waterfall is a precious Japanese silk brocade designated for Zhang Daqian’s most treasured works from the 1960s. In shimmering yellow and orange tones, the two-colour silk brocade sets off the splashed blue and green on the painting; this relatively contemporary presentation contrasts with the traditional aesthetics of harmony and attests to his bold creativity. The scroll head is made from blue-and-white cloisonné and features floral patterns inspired by the Dunhuang Mogao cave murals…”

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ZHANG DAQIAN (1899-1983), Temple by the Waterfall, Hanging scroll, ink and colour on paper, 136.2 x 69.5 cm. (53 5⁄8 x 27 3⁄8 in.), Inscribed and signed, with two seals of the artist, Dated twelfth month,guimaoyear (1963), Image Source: Christie’s

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13 Comments Add yours

  1. Not having heard of Zhang Daquian, I looked him up. The article at
    https://www.christies.com/features/10-things-to-know-about-Zhang-Daqian-9229-3.aspx
    reveals this:

    “Drawing on his early years of copying old paintings, Zhang Daqian was a known forger who took great glee in revealing that an ancient treasure in a famous collection was in fact a copy he had made. Ironically, Zhang Daqian’s paintings have become so popular that he, too, is now widely forged.”

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  2. Sure one of my favorite Chinese painters, thanks for posting! And here we go again: perspective 🙂

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    1. Thanks for visiting and sharing your thoughts, Zettl. 🙂

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  3. rothpoetry says:

    I love this beautiful painting. The colors are magnificent. The minimilistic effect of the little temple in the middle of mountains and waterflas is wonderful. I have a waterfall painting I painted, that if you hang it high the water falls and if you lower it you are looking down ito the falls.

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    1. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I would love to see your waterfall painting, Dwight. Is it on your blog?

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      1. rothpoetry says:

        I looked back through my posts but did not have it showing. If you have an email address, I will send you an attachment. You can email me at dwru27@ aol.com

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      2. rothpoetry says:

        On the way!

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  4. Wow. Serenity. Color. Soft touch. It’s all there.

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    1. Agree! Thanks for sharing your thoughts. 🙂

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  5. Interesting and very beautiful work. Thank you for posting and introducing me to this artist.

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    1. My pleasure, Liz. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. 🙂

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