Lee Man Fong’s Sunflowers
This painting by Lee Man Fong, dates 1951 and is a relatively early painting by the artist. Many painters would certainly feel challenged to try to depict the likeness of the thick and wavy petals of the sunflower, and of course by that time Van Gogh’s Sunflowers, painted in the 1880s, had already become an iconic painting well-known among artists world-wide.
Although he might have been inspired by the subject matter in the famous painting by Van Gogh, Lee Man Fong’s Sunflowers does not borrow from its appearance, technique or style. It is a painting that shows Lee Man Fong’s own characteristic style, particularly pallette, brushstrokes and composition.
This painting is one of the artworks that will be auctioned in Sidharta Auctioneer's Fine Art Auction on October 7th, 2012, at Darmawangsa Square, Jakarta, Indonesia, starting at 1:30pm. View the e-catalog here: http://sidhartaauctioneer.com/ecat/2012/fa07102012/ Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information