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Luo Erchun
Luo Erchun  (1930 — 2015)

Luo Erchun was born in Hunan province in South Central China in 1930 and graduated from the Suzhou Fine Arts Institute in 1951. He served as editor for the People's Publishing House of Fine Arts and from 1959 to 1964 was an attending lecturer at the Fine Arts Department of Beijing Art College. He had lectured extensively on oil painting at academies throughout China and makes yearly trips to Paris to paint and plan exhibitions of his work. Luo Erchun had retired from his position as a professor in the Oil Painting Department at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, China, where he remained until his passing in 2015.




 

  • Autumn Harvest, 1987
    Oil on Canvas
    40" x 40" (101 1/2cm x 101 1/2cm)

    About this work

    Luo Erchun had spent a good part of his professional painting career living in Paris and has been influenced the most by the Post Impressionists. He had managed his paintings to blend the fluid lines and color schemes of landscape painting practiced by the Impressionists, with the figurative composition traditional Chinese brush painters have utilized. In "Autumn Harvest" the figure of a woman resting during harvest work fills the canvas top to bottom. She is painted in muted colors of black, white, and grey. The background she is set against is expansive and colorful and while it is relatively flat in its perspective, the bright yellow of the haystack directly in back of the figure gives the composition depth.   

  • Festival, 1987
    Oil on Canvas
    72" x 63" (183cm x 160cm)

    About this work

    Luo Erchun had said about "Festival", "I painted this from sketches I did of many different faces and figures I found when I attended a minority festival in southern Hunan. It is comprised of many different scenes, but the general impression is of what one might experience at the festival just as I did. It is quite colorful and joyful and I wanted to express this feeling."   

  • Grassland, 1987
    Oil on Canvas
    46" x 36" (116cm x 91cm)

    About this work

    Luo Erchun had spent a good part of his professional painting career living in Paris and has been influenced the most by the Post Impressionists. He had managed his paintings to blend the fluid lines and color schemes of landscape painting practiced by the Impressionists, with the figurative composition traditional Chinese brush painters have utilized.   

  • Mountain, 1987
    Oil on Canvas
    36" x 46" (91cm x 116cm)

    About this work

    Luo Erchun had spent a good part of his professional painting career living in Paris and has been influenced the most by the Post Impressionists. He had managed his paintings to blend the fluid lines and color schemes of landscape painting practiced by the Impressionists, with the figurative composition traditional Chinese brush painters have utilized.

  • The Hill, 1985
    Oil on Canvas
    51" x 45" (129cm x 114cm)

    About this work

    Luo Erchun had spent a good part of his professional painting career living in Paris and has been influenced the most by the Post Impressionists. He had managed his paintings to blend the fluid lines and color schemes of landscape painting practiced by the Impressionists, with the figurative composition traditional Chinese brush painters have utilized.   

     
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