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A Burmese Hyper-Realism Masterpiece by Nay Hline

A Burmese Hyper-Realism Masterpiece by Nay Hline


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Directory: Fine Art: Paintings: Pre 2000: Item # 1002798
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From our Southeast Asia Collection, this is the fourth and last offering from our four-part series of Burmese Hyper-Realism Masterpieces executed in charcoal. From a technical perspective, these are some of the most extraordinarily realistic renditions in charcoal that we have ever seen, from any culture and from any time period. The artistic talent reflected in the creation of these works is really nothing short of amazing, especially when considering the inherent limitations of working in charcoal compared to other mediums such as oil.

This particular piece by artist Nay Hline is untitled, and features a solitary nomad heating tea out at a forest encampment. The work has an unusual quality to it, it almost has the feel of an antique silver-tint daguerreotype but of course it's a charcoal. The subject matter and overall composition style are a departure from Nay Hline's more typical work, but it is an interesting and evocative piece that captures a compelling sense of solitude and serenity.

Size and Condition: In order to preserve and protect these amazing pieces (charcoals are inherently more "fragile" than oils), we felt it was best to frame them immediately upon acquisition. Buyers may choose to re-frame of course at their own discretion, but we can only sell these framed at this point. Framed dimensions are 23 1/2 inches wide, 19 1/4 inches tall. Perfect condition.