Lot 2042. Cheng, Conglin. Painting "Young goat girl"

Estimate value:€ 8 000–10 000
Auction date:05.12.2019   11:00
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ID 263660
Lot 2042Cheng, Conglin. Painting "Young goat girl"
China. Dated 1991. Oil on canvas. 69 x 56.5 cm. The young woman, whose clothing clearly shows that she is not married, stands in front of the gate of the Pferchs. Behind the higher wall around a property with trees in fresh Leaf. She is dressed in a long pleated skirt with blue and brown bands, combined with a top with a clasp on the right shoulder and an embroidered collar. She wears a small headpiece, and jewelry on the ears, at the wrists and a neck chain. The young woman lowered the glance and her face has a serene expression. On a long line, holding a young, black-and-white spotted goat. Signature: Cong Lin. In 1991 (bottom right). Wood frame 82 x 69.5 cm. Framing in July 1991 at art of action, TH. HÜLSMEIER, Osnabrück. The Rear Sticker. Condition A/B. Provenance: North German Private Collection. Since 1991, family-owned.The people of the Yi, one of the 55 minorities of China, lives in mountainous areas in the provinces of Sichuan, Yunnan and Guizhou. In addition to its own language, as well as ideograms, as well as maintain their traditional dress, to which wide, gefältelte skirts and Indigo-a deep dark blue colored Jackets. Cheng Conglin, who was born in Chengdu/Sichuan, and studied Oil painting in the 70s and 80s at the Institute of Fine arts, Sichuan, where he later also worked as a Professor, and at the Central art Academy of China. At the invitation of the Centre national des arts plastiques, he in 1986 was a guest in France. In the period from 1987 to 1990, he taught as a guest Professor at the University of Osnabrück. From 1984 to 1990 he worked at the two extraordinarily large and impressive cycles 'wedding and funeral of the Yi' from the 24. May to 7. In June 1992, in the Kunsthalle dominikanerkirche, Osnabrück, Germany were exhibited with other works.In the time of the cultural revolution, and even prior to that, served art is usually propaganda purposes under the Supreme cultural Maxim: "art in the service of politics." After the end of the cultural revolution in 1976, the political situation and the Situation of the artist has changed. A long-suppressed desire for freedom broke out everywhere train. Many artists dealt with the events of this extraordinary age. In many works of art of this time, the awareness about the fanaticism and the violence that had been exerted on the people is visible. It is clear that the Shown no more heroic notions and ideas embody. They are portrayed as individuals and their feelings are easy to read. Often, however, a melancholic mood prevails, the people are swept in and the colour looks dark, sometimes almost monochrome. At the end of the 1970s, the 'scar art', which is one of the most important trends in the Chinese contemporary art emerged. The name derives from a 1978 published story, entitled 'scars'. Cheng is in addition to Zhang Hongnian, Luo Zhongli, Gao Xiaohua, among other things, as a major representative of this style direction. The painting "Young goat shepherdess" is for a slightly later Phase, in which Cheng is employed with the representation of the people of the Yi people in Liangshan/Sichuan. The pictures are under the influence of impressionism. They show fleeting moment shots where the light and the atmospheric conditions are an important part of the presentation. Overall, the picture gives a great deal of liveliness and depth, on the one hand by skillful shades, on the other hand, but also in the Chinese painting tradition through the staggering of the people, the walls, the trees and the house

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