The Collection of Paintings by a Couple: Paintings by Gao Made and His Wife Chen Ruqin
2016The book include more than 60 exquisite paintings by the couple.
The book include more than 60 exquisite paintings by the couple.
Gao Made (1917-2007) is famous for drawing opera characters. His work combines a flamboyant cartoon style with techniques from traditional Chinese painting, depicting Peking Opera in a unique style. His figures are vivid and interesting and his work achieves a unity of form and spirit, which appeals to both refined and popular tastes.
In the book, Gao's paintings are mainly Chinese ink and wash paintings depicting famous opera characters, animals and flowers, while Chen's works are mainly imitations of Gao's favorite work in the form of colorful woodcuts.
The book was the winner of Beauty of Books in China 2009.
Author: Chen Ruqin
Publisher: Phoenix Fine Arts Publishing Ltd.
Hardcover 142 pp