The Works by Lu Huan
Lu Huan is the prominent Chinese artist, poet, and sculptor. He is famous for the miniature carvings of insects and amphibians which are made with paying much attention to each detail, and the examples are taken from life.
However, in spite of the artist’s talent and recognition in China, Lu Huan’s fame is not so wide in the USA, and the number of his works remains to be unseen. The artist’s artworks can impress the audience with the talented imitation of the real insects and amphibians.
The replicas are made of a specific stone in order to accentuate the beauty of the miniatures and their resemblance to the insects and amphibians as real living creatures (“Lu Huan”).
Thus, Lu Huan’s artworks are inimitable in their masterly forms and details. Nevertheless, the uniqueness of the artist’s works is in combination of the elements of poetry and sculpture.
It is interesting to note that Lu Huan’s miniatures are ornamented with lines of the poems written by the artist himself according to the traditional Chinese format (“Lu Huan”). These texts reflect the deep philosophical meaning of each figure of an exotic incest or amphibian made by Lu Huan.
It is possible to speak about Lu Huan not only as a talented artist and poet but also as a philosopher because his poems which are inscribed in the stone reflect his vision of life.
Furthermore, Lu Huan’s miniatures are also philosophical in their meaning and reflect the aspects of the human existence as it is in his group of miniatures which present the stages of the human life. Thus, the artist’s philosophical vision is represented in his stone miniatures where each detail has the special meaning.
The Works by Wayne Thiebaud
Wayne Thiebaud is the famous American commercial artist. It is a surprising fact that the artist started his career in the 1930s, and he is still popular, and his works are recognizable in the sphere of the commercial art. During a long period of time, Thiebaud worked as the representative of the Pop Art movement.
Nevertheless, the artist’s approach to painting his works is not commercial, and Thiebaud pays much attention to studying the formal properties of painting (“Wayne Thiebaud”).
Some people can discuss the commercial art as not serious, but Thiebaud’s approach to depicting the typical and familiar subjects presented in the everyday life is more than serious. Painting, Thiebaud studies the qualities of light, color, space, and surface. It is possible to speak about the ‘life of light’ depicted in Thiebaud’s works (“Wayne Thiebaud”).
Although Thiebaud’s artworks are the representations of the everyday subjects and typical landscapes, these works are made with concentrating on the combination of color, light, and space, and they are excellent in relation to the manner of presentation.
Furthermore, the objects and places which are depicted by Thiebaud in his pictures are the real ones, and they can be used as the visual diary, presenting all the aspects of the artist’s life (“Wayne Thiebaud”).
It is also important to note that the artist’s approach to painting as the work and investigation and to teaching as the ability to provide people with the knowledge of tools, techniques, and the history of art which is the basic element of studying art is rather mature.
Lu Huan 2005. Web. <https://www.kqed.org/>.
Wayne Thiebaud 2009. Web. <https://www.kqed.org/>.