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Jin Shangyi painted 2 portraits of Huang Binhong, both of which boldly integrated Chinese ink wash and Western oil painting. Huang Binhong in His Later Years fully captures the art master's depth and wisdom. By simplifying the clothes and the figure, Jin highlights Huang's facial features and hands. The pose, with its somewhat pyramidal structure, suggests peace and calm while his slightly furrowed brows, contemplative eyes, his mustache blowing in the breeze and his communicative body language combine to create the rich sense of movement that gives the painting such a memorable appeal. Huang’s spirit and inner feelings have transcended the canvas.

Details

  • Title: Huang Binhong in His Later Years
  • Creator: Jin Shangyi
  • Date Created: 1996
  • Physical Dimensions: 115×99 cm
  • Medium: Oil on Canvas

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