Chinoiserie en Bleu
Chinoiserie en Bleu

Chinoiserie en Bleu


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Artist Country: South Africa, Singapore

Dimensions: 47in x 28in | 120cm x 70cm

MediumAcrylic Painting, Silkscreen Printing, Silver Leaf, Wallpaper Applique & Stitchwork on Linen Canvas. Canvas Artwork has wire at back of frame for hanging.

“Chinoiserie en Bleu”, tells a classic story of traditional blue & white Chinese porcelain. A ginger jar proudly stands in the bottom right.

The sky has an all-over chinoiserie pattern, reminding one of old French wallpaper. The term Chinoiserie originated in France in the 1800s. This was a period when explorers brought back their exotic finds from China. Soon there was a boom in local factories where artisans recreated patterns inspired by what had been discovered in Asia. Their interpretation was a romanticized version of Chinese pagodas and natural scenes shown in pastel shades of blue, jade & pink. 

The photograph used in this artwork of a well-preserved Peranakan Shophouse was taken at Koon Seng Road, Joo Chiat, Singapore.


Deborah McKellar, born in 1981 in Johannesburg, South Africa completed her postgraduate studies in 2006 with a Master of Design, Majoring in Textiles at the College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, Australia. Prior to this she obtained a BA (HONS) Fine Arts majoring in painting in 2005 at LASALLE College of the Arts Singapore.

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