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Luochuan Original Gouache Peasant Painting

Luochuan Original Gouache Peasant Painting


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Directory: Popular Collectibles: Cultural: Chinese: Pre 2000: Item # 768880

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This charming Chinese folk painting of embroidered felt liners for shoes comes from a rural area in the north of Shaanxi Province. It was painted by a peasant woman who used for her subject the embroidery she was doing for her children, and so merges the centuries-old folk tradition of needlework with the artistic expression of paint on paper. The Luochuan painting community was among more than 50 such groups that began emerging in China in the late 1950s. (See "The Best of Modern Chinese Folk Painting," Foreign Language Press, Beijing, 1989.) These original gouache paintings are now attracting collectors, and there also are many reproductions and posters of the originals being produced. We visited a number of the rural painting communities during the late 1980s/early 1990s, and collected examples of the style, technique and subject mattter that varied greatly and delightfully according to region. Luochuan painters quite often used embroidered items with symbolic designs as a subject. Unsigned as was usual, this original gouache painting was done during the late 1980s. Painters in areas as remote as Luochuan did not have access to good paper, and this piece shows some slight surface buckling; otherwise, it is in perfect condition. Dimensions of matted piece: height 20" (51 cm), width 23" (59 cm). SEE MORE ITEMS IN OUR COLLECTION AT WWW.SILKROAD1.COM