Chinoiserie Paintings
Chinoiserie Paintings
If you didn’t know….
In our project pages we have

  • mouldings and ornaments
  • exquisite patinas
  • a mouldmaking service
  • painted copies and originals
  • beautifully sculpted frames
  • and rather a lot more….
If you didn’t know….
In our project pages we have

  • mouldings and ornaments
  • exquisite patinas
  • a mouldmaking service
  • painted copies and originals
  • beautifully sculpted frames
  • and rather a lot more….

Project

To compose a series of eight paintings for a dining room very closely based on four paintings exhibited in the Chinese Kamer – Chinese Room –  at the Museum Geelvinck – Hinlopen in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

The original paintings were designed and painted by Cornelius t’Kind’s studio in the 18th Century.

The Work –
  • research and photograph the original paintings in the museum.
  • create eight compositions, using the elements of the four original paintings, to fit the client’s dining room  walls and doors.
  • make the eight paintings in oil on canvas with gold leaf decorations.

Creating The Compositions

Eight larger paintings were to be made from the four smaller originals.

Realising The Paintings

See the evolution of the paintings to their final state.
The Making Of The Paintings
The Making Of The Paintings
The Making Of The Paintings
The Making Of The Paintings

Creating The Compositions

Eight larger paintings were to be made from the four smaller originals.

Realising The Paintings

See the evolution of the paintings to their final state.

The  Compositions

Designing The Paintings

The main pictorial elements were copied from the original paintings, though compositionally rearranged to fit the format of the new paintings. Thus the style, technique and main visual elements are the same as those of the originals.

The Painting Process

All parts of the picture were painted in with basic flat colours – “local” colour without any dark or light tones.

This done, everything was then painted with it’s shadow tones and then the highlights, and lastly a layer of colour accents was added to all parts.

All parts of the picture were painted in with basic flat colours – “local” colour without any dark or light tones.

This done, everything was then painted with it’s shadow tones and then the highlights, and lastly a layer of colour accents was added to all parts.

The painting technique was copied as closely as possible from those works.

The canvases were painted with the background colour and the elements outlines were drawn in with paint.

The decorative elements  in gold leaf were added next. These would also have some painting on them to add little details and to tone the gold back a little.

Finally patinas were added to simulate ageing.

The paintings were installed so that two of the doors in the room open through the paintings.

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