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Wang Yidong (Chinese, b.1955)
LOT ID: 75752
The Quiet Birch Forest, 2010

Lithograph, lithograph in colors on paper
36.61 х 29.53 in. (92.99 x 75.01 cm.)
Signed, inscribed, on lower front of print
Edition 36 of 99
Lot description
"The Quiet Birch Forest" (2010) is a rare and important color lithograph by famed Chinese Post-Modern artist Wang Yidong (China, b. 1955) that depicts a poignant and specific moment in time shared between the subject and viewer. edition 36/99 and measures 36.61 x 29.53 inches, (62 x 92 cm) and is in excellent condition.
The unabashedly rich hues of red create visual focus on the central beautiful young woman casually braiding her hair and sitting upon a thick tree branch. She is surrounded by snow and the desolate dead winter landscape, while she glows vibrantly alive and young. The tranquil expression and silent surroundings all heighten the sense of an intimate moment shared, as new life overshadows winter death, foreshadowing the painting's title.

Wang Yidong was born in 1955 in the region of Shandong, China. In
1975 he graduated from the Shandong School Art, China with a Degree in Fine Art and in 1982 he graduated from the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China with his advanced degree in Painting. His realist oil paintings have made him the recipient of countless awards and exhibited world-wide, including India, China, Japan, France, throughout Europe and across the U.S. Museum highlights include: 2005: "2nd Annual Beijing Neo-Realism Group Exhibition", National Museum of Fine Arts, Beijing, China 1990" Group exhibition, Modern Art Museum, Dallas, Texas, US.1987: "Chinese Realistic Painting Show" (1987), Modern Museum of Art (MMOA), Santa Ana, California, US 1984: 'Golden Prize' award winner, "6th National Arts Exhibition", National Museum of Fine Arts, Beijing, China.
The Quiet Birch Forest by Wang Yidong
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