China related posts

portraits – a new page

girl from the PLO gouache painting
A new page has been added: Portraits. It links to 5 series of portraits and a page with previous portrait paintings. My series generally consist of some 20-30 works. The unsold ones are listed. The early works are mostly oil-paintings and more will be listed soon. PORTRAITS
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chinese seal carving

antique chinese seal
The Essence of Chinese Painting Part 4. Chinese seal carving. Chinese painting is closely related to the art of seal cutting and, of course, above all to calligraphy. These 3 genres have not only mutually fertilized each other over the centuries.
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new page with Mao poems

Mao Poem Let 100 Flowers bloom 百花齐放
A new page has been added. It is primarily a series of works using ancient graphics, lithographs and documents. Poems or slogans by Chairman Mao Zedong were painted over them. Mao poems mao poems 毛泽东诗
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new homepage

calligraphy artwork by friedrich zettl
In order to be able to realize this project better both as a homepage and as a blog, we have put a new homepage online: zettl.fr This page will be continued as usual.
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decision

painted calligraphy by friedrich zettl
As so often, I start to work on 2 or more pictures at the same time. In this case, it is primarily the size of the character on the right that makes the difference in the appearance of the image. Which of the two will ultimately last has not yet been decided.
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new listings

meditative landscape ink on glossy paper
Today new examples from an older series called “dreamscapes” have been added. They basically follow the logic of Chinese calligraphy. But there is a lot of my older works included, especially from my surrealistic years. Here is the link: landscapes V
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