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Chu Teh-Chun

Untitled, 2007

Oil on canvas
39 3/10 × 31 7/10 in
99.8 × 80.5 cm
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Property of an Important Asian Collector

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Powerful expanses of opulent blue, …

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Property of an Important Asian Collector

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Powerful expanses of opulent blue, enveloping whimsically speckled strokes of rose, cream, bright yellow and burnt umber, pull the viewer into Untitled, Chu Teh-Chun’s masterful landscape of light, space and energy. Untitled represents one of several key …

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Signed and dated 'Chu Teh-Chun [in Pinyin and Chinese] 2007.08' lower right
Chu Teh-Chun
Chinese-French, 1920–2014
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A mid-century émigré to France, Chu Teh-Chun left an important mark on abstract painting and Chinese art with his synthesis of the two traditions. A student of Lin Fengmian, Chu studied traditional Chinese painting but was also exposed to Western art early in his life. After settling in Paris in the 1950s, he abandoned figuration, employing a gestural, abstract style that exhibits elements of Chinese calligraphy and landscape painting. Although his work demonstrates the stylistic freedom of mid-century movements such as art informel and abstract expressionism, Chu always retained the rigorous technical brushwork he learned as a student in mainland China.

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About the work
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P
Phillips

Property of an Important Asian Collector

From the Catalogue:
Powerful expanses of opulent blue, …

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Property of an Important Asian Collector

From the Catalogue:
Powerful expanses of opulent blue, enveloping whimsically speckled strokes of rose, cream, bright yellow and burnt umber, pull the viewer into Untitled, Chu Teh-Chun’s masterful landscape of light, space and energy. Untitled represents one of several key …

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Medium
Painting
Signature
Signed and dated 'Chu Teh-Chun [in Pinyin and Chinese] 2007.08' lower right
Chu Teh-Chun
Chinese-French, 1920–2014
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A mid-century émigré to France, Chu Teh-Chun left an important mark on abstract painting and Chinese art with his synthesis of the two traditions. A student of Lin Fengmian, Chu studied traditional Chinese painting but was also exposed to Western art early in his life. After settling in Paris in the 1950s, he abandoned figuration, employing a gestural, abstract style that exhibits elements of Chinese calligraphy and landscape painting. Although his work demonstrates the stylistic freedom of mid-century movements such as art informel and abstract expressionism, Chu always retained the rigorous technical brushwork he learned as a student in mainland China.

Chu Teh-Chun

Untitled, 2007

Oil on canvas
39 3/10 × 31 7/10 in
99.8 × 80.5 cm
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