A traditional way to introduce Chinese & Japanese culture!
When discussing about Asian artwork, the first thing that comes to mind is the geniuses who created such beautiful works of art. After all, painting is all about defining culture, beauty of world or artist’s mind by moving the paintbrush across a canvas to create a wonderful piece of art.
Every type of painting describes something different, and if talking about Chinese or Japanese artwork, these are mainly created to describe the cultures, philosophies, and language systems. Traditional Asian art has a rich history to discover and explore, including the magnificent traditions of China and Japan.
Let’s take an overview to unlock the treasure chest of Asian artists’ masterpieces…
What is Asian art?
Asian art is famous for amazing creativity that is crafted in the form of ceremonial bronzes, jade carving, porcelian art, pottery, paintings, caligraphy, shadow puppetry, and many more. These artworks transformed into many different designs following the traditional change of eras.
Art periods like the Neolithic, Qin era, Han Dynasty, Tang, Song, Ming, and Qing Dynasty China continued to thrive and create such creations that are still loved by us. Traditional culture and landscapes are painted and crafted on pottery, statues, or canvas, and are classified as an ancient Asian art.
The most colorful, traditional, enlightened, and exclusive artwork of the era- Asian Paintings
Two types of Asian paintings
Traditional Asian art
The historical paintings which were created in the twentieth century, i.e. between 1644-1976.Those paintings were painted and carved a long time ago and are still showcased in museums and collectors’ antique stores to bring uncovered history back to life and tell the untold stories.
Classic Chinese Art-
1. The Nymph of the Luo River by Gu Kaizhi – 1000 CE
2. Travelers Among Mountains and Streams by Fan Kuan- 1000 CE
3. A Solitary Temple Amid Clearing Peaks by Li Cheng- 960 CE
Contemporary Asian art
Also called Chinese modern art, which is illustrated in relation to current global times. New artists are exploring their ideas about the current era and creating new visual languages which changes accordingly to the passing eras.
Modern Chinese Art
1. Marching on a Butterbur Leaf by Yoshitomo Nara (b. 1959)
2. Rain on the Pacific by Yayoi Kusama (b. 1929)
3. Embrasement (Conflagration)by Zao Wou-Ki (1920-2013)
Who buys Chinese and Japanese paintings?
We at Antique Art Buyers deal with every type of artwork, including Asian paintings. We deal with antique, vintage, and estate Chinese and Japanese paintings. We also provide a FREE appraisal to determine what your artwork is, including the age, quality, originality, origin, and, most importantly, the fair value. We buy Chinese antique paintings and offer great prices for the masterpieces.
As the Chinese economy has expanded, so has the value of ancient Chinese art. As an Asian antique appraiser, I predict that the value of these historical pieces is & will skyrocket in the coming years.
Additionally, it is undeniable that whether you want to spend thousands of dollars or merely a few hundred, it will be a great investment. Thus, do your research and learn about what you want to collect before starting, and always buy or sell to receive either a great price or the artwork. No matter how much you spend on Chinese art, it is priceless to own and sell.