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China Cove, Carmel, California
Place of Origin: China
Date: 1963
Materials: Ink and colors on paper
Dimensions: Image: H. 24 1/4 in x W. 33 1/4 in, H. 61.6 cm x W. 84.5 cm; Overall: H. 28 7/8 in x W. 56 5/8 in, H. 73.3 cm x W. 143.8 cm; Framed: H. 29 7/8 in x W. 57 5/8 in x D. 2 1/2 in, H. 75.9 cm x W. 146.4 cm x D. 6.4 cm
Credit Line: Collection of Master Chao Shao-An
Department: Chinese Art
Collection: Painting
Object Number: 1992.238
On Display: No

Description

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This painting is based on a series of seashore scenes that Chao Shao-an sketched during the summer of 1960. On the painting Chao records his motivation for this work: "In 1960 I traveled throughout the United States. I especially enjoyed China Cove and Bird Island at Carmel, California. At that time I made numerous quick sketches. This was one of the scenes. I completed this after my return home. Summer, fifth month, Guimao year [1963]. Shao-an at Hong Kong."

The painting's subject reflects the prevailing taste of Hong Kong–based artists for seashore scenes. The work also reveals Chao's ability to organize and structure the rocky coasts with various brushstrokes, conveying the rocks' texture and the movement of white seabirds in flight.


More Information

Inscriptions: In 1960 I traveled throughout the United States. I especially enjoyed China Cove and Bird Island at Carmel, California. At that time I made numerous quick sketches. This was one of the scenes. I completed this after my return home. Guimao year (1963). Summer, fifth month. Shao-an at Hong Kong. This work is based on ChaoÆs sketches and recollections of his travels during the tour of his first American traveling exhibition.

Exhibition History: "Eternal Stone and Immortal Brush: Chinese Jades and Paintings from the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco", Fresno Metropolitan Museum, 2/24/2002 - 6/9/2002
Label:

This painting is based on a series of seashore scenes that Chao Shao-an sketched during the summer of 1960. On the painting Chao records his motivation for this work: "In 1960 I traveled throughout the United States. I especially enjoyed China Cove and Bird Island at Carmel, California. At that time I made numerous quick sketches. This was one of the scenes. I completed this after my return home. Summer, fifth month, Guimao year [1963]. Shao-an at Hong Kong."

The painting's subject reflects the prevailing taste of Hong Kong–based artists for seashore scenes. The work also reveals Chao's ability to organize and structure the rocky coasts with various brushstrokes, conveying the rocks' texture and the movement of white seabirds in flight.


Inscriptions: In 1960 I traveled throughout the United States. I especially enjoyed China Cove and Bird Island at Carmel, California. At that time I made numerous quick sketches. This was one of the scenes. I completed this after my return home. Guimao year (1963). Summer, fifth month. Shao-an at Hong Kong. This work is based on ChaoÆs sketches and recollections of his travels during the tour of his first American traveling exhibition.

Exhibition History: "Eternal Stone and Immortal Brush: Chinese Jades and Paintings from the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco", Fresno Metropolitan Museum, 2/24/2002 - 6/9/2002