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Artist Yang Zhigang - A Bottle Revisited

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« on: November 05, 2022, 01:48:26 pm »

The IP bottle posted below by artist Yang Zhigang that was painted in 1993 is on of my most cherished bottles.  I just love the visual imagery of the painted scene which depicts a rendering of a portion of Giuseppe Castiglione's (Lang Shining) paint of "One Hundred Horses", 1728, ink and colors on silk, at the National Palace Museum, Taipei, Taiwan. .


Crossing the River
You can see three horses have already crossed the river while others follow behind them.  Some horses are quenching their thirst by the river.  More are resting quietly, frolicking with their young offspring.  In Chinese art, horses represent speed, endurance, and victory.  Certain trees also signify different ideas.  For example, the oak is a symbol of masculine strength.  You can see the willow tree which is a Buddhist symbol of humility.  The pine tree signifies longevity and resilience.  Finally, red maple leaves almost always convey the autumn season.

The palace art of the Qing dynasty already showed traces of European influence.  However, Castiglione’s use of perspective, light and shadow helped to refine a style that combined Western techniques with the aesthetics of Qing art.  Thus, Castiglione’s depictions of horses became one of the most famous artworks in China.

For a special treat, see the YouTube link of the above painting in motion - Video URL: 

Enjoy, Charll


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« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2022, 02:17:14 pm »

I remember this bottle. You took it home with you while visiting in Newport.

This is one of many examples of not knowing what I had in my very early years of collecting.

Great presentation Charll Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2022, 06:55:08 pm »

Beautiful bottle, Charll.
George, you can be sure your treasure found a good home.
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« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2022, 07:08:04 pm »

Gorgeous bottle Charll !
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« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2022, 10:17:33 pm »

Nice bottle Charll!

The painter is Yang Zhi Gang and he is still active. He also collect snuff bottles.

For your reference.

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« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2022, 03:41:31 am »

Richard,

   Do you know what type of snuff bottles he collects?
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« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2022, 03:55:20 am »

Hi Joey

I know him thru a Chinese Wechat group. This group conducts online auction every week in the past.

From his bidding pattern, he is more into jade and agate bottles and of course, inside-painted as well.

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« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2022, 06:24:03 am »

Charll, very nice bottle!
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« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2022, 09:26:03 pm »

Thank you, Richard.
Very interesting info about an artist painting inside bottles
who is not only producing beautiful bottles, but also a fellow
snuff bottle collector.
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« Reply #9 on: November 07, 2022, 12:47:50 am »

You are welcome, Joey!

From what I observed, most inside-painted artists do collect bottles and other Chinese art.

Some may just collect bottles of fellow inside-painted artists but some collect other materials as well.

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« Reply #10 on: November 07, 2022, 09:12:02 am »

Dear Richard,

     I was not aware of that.
But it is wonderful, in my opinion.
It somehow brings us closer to the producers of
beautiful snuff bottles, that like us,
they also appreciate and collect snuff bottles.

Of course, I am friendly with quite a number of
artists whose artworks I own and collect, and they all
collect other things of beauty.
But somehow it never occurred to me that snuff bottle artists
would, as well.
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« Reply #11 on: November 08, 2022, 07:17:07 am »

I think it is great they would collect other artists bottles to show respect for their talent.
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« Reply #12 on: November 08, 2022, 07:28:09 am »

Yes, and I think it is a way to learn from each other.
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« Reply #13 on: November 08, 2022, 10:17:29 am »

From China Today a short video discussing snuff bottles and a discussion of inside painting with artist Yang Zhigang.   

Video Link:
http://mp42.china.com.cn/video_tide/video/2018/12/27/201812271545865886726_386.mp4

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« Reply #14 on: November 08, 2022, 05:02:22 pm »

Very interesting. But Mr. Lundquist sounds like a Chinese man
speaking English. Which was more understandable after hearing
him speak such beautiful Beijinghua.
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