Femme au voile fleuri, 1941
Ink and color on silk, signed and dated upper left
29,5 x 28,5 cm - 11 5/8 x 11 1/4 in.
Created in 1941, Femme au voile fleuri is one of the works from Mai Trung Thứ’s first pictorial period. Using a technique of ink and color successively washed onto silk, the artist depicts an elegant young Vietnamese woman.
Her face is individualized, although it follows a typically Asian canon. The veil dotted with small flowers completes the model’s elegance. Mai Trung Thứ demonstrates his talent as a portraitist, playing with details and the finesse of his hands. Acquired in Paris in the years following its completion, this work has remained in the same family ever since.
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