Traditional Chinese woman
Portrait of a Chinese lady in traditional costume
Series: World Portraits
Title: Chinese Woman
Artist: © Frank Wagtmans
Technique: Acrylic Paint on Canvas
Materials: Gesso, Acrylic Paint, Varnish
Carrier: 100% linen canvas of 430g/m² and medium structure on a stretcher frame of FSC wood. The canvas has a 3-layer primer and is universally prepared. The canvas is stretched along the back. Sides are painted along. No frame needed.
Varnish: High gloss with UV filter
Exclusive: Only one copy exists
Painting process: 4 weeks
ABOUT THE ARTWORK
In this enchanting portrait painting, a young, traditionally dressed Chinese woman comes to life, adorned with flower decorations enhancing her hair. Her gaze is determined and directed towards the viewer, creating an immediate connection. The background is infused with a unique metallic green hue, interwoven with golden accents using the craqeleum technique. This adds an extra dimension of beauty and mystery to the artwork.
The portrait is characterized by strategically applied thick paint structures, creating a tangible depth that invites the viewer to peer into the soul of the young Chinese woman. The use of multiple layers of acrylic paint contributes to the complexity and rich texture of the piece. The sides are harmoniously painted, giving the painting a complete and standalone appearance without the need for a frame.
The color palette of the portrait embraces warm tones, contributing to the vibrancy and allure of the young lady. The flower decorations in her hair add a touch of natural beauty, while the metallic green with golden accents in the background creates an aura of elegance and mystery.
China, with a history spanning thousands of years, boasts a rich and diverse culture. Traditional clothing often reflects the diversity of the Chinese population, with various regions having their distinctive styles and patterns. Flowers are often associated with beauty, symbolism, and luck in Chinese culture, and their use in the young lady's hair decorations may signify a celebration of natural harmony.
The direct gaze of the young woman may also reflect pride, determination, and self-assuredness, qualities often esteemed in Chinese culture. Additionally, warm colors are traditionally associated with positive energy and good fortune.
The use of the craqeleum technique, where metallic green and gold meld together, can be seen as a nod to the sophisticated crafts and artisan traditions deeply rooted in China. This adds a layer of artistic refinement to the portrait.
In summary, this painting is not only a visually appealing portrait but also a tribute to the deep-rooted beauty and richness of Chinese culture. It weaves together traditional elements with modern artistic techniques, creating a timeless and meaningful expression of both individual and cultural splendor.
High-quality materials used: Only the finest professional artist materials were used in the creation of this work
Easy to mount: Framing is not needed
Acrylic varnish protects the beauty of this work
Artwork's sides also painted
Personally signed by the artist