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Plates and dish  - Zao Wou-Ki (1920-2013)
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Ref : 111131
9 600 €
Period :
20th century
Artist :
“Vingt ans de B.S.N. 1966 - 1986 BSN existe, BSN
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Dimensions :
Ø 9.84 inch
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Plates and dish - Zao Wou-Ki (1920-2013)

Zao Wou-Ki (1920-2013) was a Franco-Chinese painter known for his contributions to modernism and his ability to merge traditional Chinese techniques with Western abstraction. Born in Beijing, Zao was educated at the Hangzhou National College of Fine Arts, where he learned classical Chinese methods, before moving to Paris in 1948. This decision marked a decisive turning point in his career.

In Paris, he immersed himself in the post-war art scene and befriended figures such as Alberto Giacometti and Joan Miró, who influenced his style. His works from the 1950s begin to show a transition from figurative to abstraction. Zao Wou-Ki employed mixed techniques, often incorporating elements of Chinese calligraphy into his abstract paintings, thus creating a style that transcended cultural and artistic boundaries.

His work is characterized by powerful compositions of color and form that seem to capture the essence of nature and human emotions, while remaining deeply rooted in his Chinese cultural heritage. His works are displayed in museums around the world and continue to attract admiration for both their visual beauty and intercultural depth. Zao Wou-Ki passed away in 2013, leaving behind a lasting legacy in modern art.

The lot presented here consists of 12 plates and a dish, each featuring a floral motif.

The motif, both abstract and dynamic, recalls a flower, or at least an organic shape, characteristic of the artist. The free and energetic gesture contrasts with the softness of the watercolor and its faded colors. The play on perception, between the different color tones, brings depth and volume to the motif.

Thus, the color palette focuses mainly on purple and bluish tones, with elements of green and gold splashes, which contrast with the pristine white background of the dish. The artist's signature, present below the central motif, allows for the identification of the artist's work.

Zao Wou-Ki, famous for his drawings, also reveals all his genius by using more common and accessible supports such as these plates.

Each of the elements carries the same motif as well as the same signature on the back:

"Twenty years of B.S.N.
1966 - 1986
BSN exists, BSN will develop thanks to
the instinct, imagination, and courage of all -"
"June 86"


"Edited by Atelier de Segriès"

Edited by the Atelier de Segriès in Moustiers Sainte-Marie.

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20th century
Europe and the bull

3 500 €


Porcelain & Faience