• Ji Xin Reflects Eastern and Western Art Historical Traditions in His Elegantly Languid Portraits

    8 days ago - By Colossal

    “Pearls and daffodils” (2022), oil on canvas, 59 x 47 inches. All photos by Nicolas Brasseur, courtesy of the artist and Almine Rech, shared with permission
    Through ethereal portraits that vacillate between Eastern and Western traditions, Ji Xin coaxes an ambiance of contemplation and ennui. The Chinese artist blends elements of Song dynasty paintings, like the relaxed, unhurried poses of his feminine figures, with particulars of Renaissance works, producing compositions that place calm women among gilded, elegant interiors.
    Rendered in a subtle palette of gold and pastel hues, the...
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