a middle kingdom

chinesecool:

sinousine:

overseas-chinese-balloon:

Paintings of ancient beauties in Western Style, part one.

Haixi International Oil Painting Center.

  • Website: www.srar3a.com
  • Telephone: +86 592 3500 500
  • Address: No.88, Xinglong Rd, Huli District, Xiamen, Fujian, China
  • email: mail@star3a.com

(personally I think these women’s facial features don’t look Chinese enough - I wonder if the reference images were of Western oil paintings)

Argghh, who on earth walks in and buys this? They look exactly like paintings from the period when Western artists were fascinated with Chinoserie and Japonisme and spent a lot of time painting white chicks draped in kimonos with paper umbrellas.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japonisme#Gallery

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