Nguyễn Khang (1912-1988) Two women in Áo... - Lot 241 - Maison R&C, Commissaires-Priseurs Associés

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Nguyễn Khang (1912-1988) Two women in Áo... - Lot 241 - Maison R&C, Commissaires-Priseurs Associés
Nguyễn Khang (1912-1988) Two women in Áo dài Rare panel in polychrome lacquered wood on a black background, worked chased in relief, with gold and silver pigments incorporated. Stamped by the artist and dated 1943 in the lower right corner. 58 x 49 cm. (Slight lack of material on the extremities) Nguyễn Khang was born in 1912 in the village of Yen Thai, near Hanoi. He trained at the Hanoi School of Fine Arts, graduating in 1935 with the eminent artists Pham Hau, Tran Van Can and Nguyen Gia Tri. A pioneering artist in his field, he was particularly renowned in the art of lacquer. Ingeniously working this traditional Vietnamese medium, notably by chiseling the support and incorporating gold and silver pigments applied directly to the panel, Nguyễn Khang's creations are distinguished by their great finesse and modernism. The subject represented here, two Vietnamese women wearing the traditional áo dài tunic, conversing while seated on a maple stump, is highly poetic. Through his creations, which are rare on the market, Nguyễn Khang contributed to making the lacquer technique one of the most sophisticated in twentieth-century Vietnamese art, popularizing it on the international scene. Our panel is to be compared with another work by the artist, presented at Sotheby's, sale of October 2, 2014 in Hong Kong, lot no. 263.
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