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Bao Lede     宝乐德 - Land and Sea,   2018

 

Echo of The Inner World

  In Bao’s landscape works, there are ink traditions and something new as well, they are about what he feels in nature, not what he sees. Everything goes through his mind, the mountain can be gray or blue, woods can be purple or orange. Chinese art has its tradition of landscape, which is not realistic or impressionistic but ideogrammatic.  

The landscape is an enchanted mixture of individual emotion, energy, and present-day culture, reflecting Bao’s Chinese background and his life in the western world. Kongling , an idealized expression of spirit and aesthetics,  is the realm of all traditional ink landscapes, which is revealed in uninhabited mountains and serene  water. As oil color is laid by palette knife and big brush onto those ink strokes and textured layers of rice paper,  Bao adds his modern life and sense of western culture to the old tradition. It becomes an individual and personal style in which Kongling can be expressively articulated with bright color; idealized lofty aesthetics can be uttered in total human emotion and energy. Bao’s landscape is a modern expression of old Chinese tradition, a unique mixture of west and east.

Bao has experimented with mixed media for more than 30 years. The gentle, magical and delicate transformation of ink on rice paper quietly emerges on the canvas, and also strong ink stroke like calligraphy brushed on canvas, this is his eastern way of expression. Within them are those expressive, textured gestures of bold, pure color strokes, and also textured palette knife stroke, this is his western way of expression. Now he often paints without ink and rice paper, with oil, he still creates the same effect of powerful mixture of ink and oil, east and west, the unique and only style in this world.


Fly Over the Dunes - Cool Morning Breeze 

30 x 30"      oil on canvas

 

Last Fall in Maine Series 

50 x 60"      oil on canvas

 

Marsh - Spring

36 x 36"      oil on canvas

 

Fly Over the Dunes - Cool Morning Breeze

30 x 30"      oil on canvas

 

Fly Over the Dunes - Cool Morning Breeze

24 x 24"      oil on canvas

 

Marsh - Fall

25 x 25"      oil on canvas

 

Yo Yo Valley

24 x 48"      oil on canvas

 

Early Summer- Marsh

27 x 54"      oil on canvas

Fly Over the Dunes - Cool Morning Breeze

30 x 30"      oil on canvas

 

Wave

30 x 24"      oil on canvas

 

Sunrise- Morning Fog

53 x 56"      oil on canvas

 

Last Fall

24 x 36"      oil on canvas

 

 

Last Fall At Maine

36 x 36"      oil on canvas

 

Fly Over The Dunes - Abstract

15 x 18"      oil on canvas

 

Fly Over the Dunes - Cool Morning Breeze

36 x 36"      oil on canvas

 

Last Fall in Maine  IV

24 x 20"      oil on canvas

 

Early Summer -Marsh II

20 x 24"      oil on canvas

 

Fly Over the Dunes - Dusk 

40 x 40"      oil on canvas

 

Fly Over the Dunes - In Grey Tone

17 x 21 "      oil on canvas

 

Last Fall in Maine II

24 x  20"      oil on canvas

 

Last Fall In Maine III

24 x 20"      oil on canvas

 

Fly Over the Dunes - Snow II

30 x 30"      oil on canvas

 

Fly Over the Dunes - Cool Morning Breeze

50 x 60"      oil on canvas

 

Dancing Snow

57 x 40"      oil on canvas

 

Fly Over the Dunes -Dawn sold

30 x 30"      oil on canvas

 

Fly Over the Dunes - Cool Morning Breeze III

18 x 24"      oil on canvas

 

 

 

Marsh Fall sold

40 x 40"      oil on canvas

 

Fly Over the Dunes - Cool Morning Breeze V  sold

30 x 40"      oil on canvas

 

Fly Over the Dunes- Spring

49 x 70"      oil on canvas

 

Snow , Snow sold

12 x 16"      oil on canvas

 

Thinking of Last Fall  sold

30 x 30"      oil on canvas

 

The Morning  Light

30 x 30"      oil on canvas

 

My View

20 x 20"      oil on canvas

 

Thinking of Last Fall II  sold

36 x 36"      oil on canvas

 

Green Mountain and Water I  sold

30 x 30"      oil on canvas

 

The Sunset in My Memory II sold

24 x 30"      oil on canvas

The Sunset in My Memory sold

30 x 40"      oil on canvas

Fly Over the Dunes - Cool Morning Breeze II sold

36 x 48"      oil on canvas

 

 

Fall  sold

30 x 24"      oil on canvas

 

Fly over the Dunes- Morning Light  sold

70 x 49"      oil on canvas

Fly Over the Dunes- Glimmer of Morning Light at Sea Horizon

27 x 54"      oil on canvas

 

 

Fly Over The Dune - Pilgrim Lake  sold

40 x 40"      oil on canvas

 

The Spring is Here

30 x 40"      oil on canvas

 

Mist Rain

58 x 50"      oil on canvas

 

Last Fall  sold

24 x 20""      oil on canvas

 

Snow Is Coming

20 x 24"      oil on canvas

 

   

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