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Photo published on Vogue Italy.

The project "XIAN - Myths of the Beauties" was inspired by the Four Great Beauties of ancient China who changed the history of the four different dynasties in ancient times: Diao Chan, Yang Guifei, Wang Zhaojun, and Xishi. These Four Great Beauties were renowned for their unparalleled beauty which they used to exercise influence over kings and warriors.

This photo depicts the beauty of Xishi (497 BC) who was a legendary beauty of ancient China. She is celebrated as a woman of extraordinary natural beauty with a universal appeal. Xi Shi is often described in Chinese paintings as a beautiful lady kneeling by the riverside, washing gauze. It is said that fishes, dazzled by her beauty, would forget how to swim and sink into the lake, thus winning her the title of 'the beauty that makes the fish sink'.


MEDIUM EDITION: 99.7 cm * 66.5 cm - 7 copies
LARGE EDITION: 124.6 cm * 83.1 cm - 5 copies
XL EDITION: 162 cm * 108 cm - 5 copies
MUSEUM EDITION: 226.8 cm * 151.2 cm - 3 copies

The artwork/photo is sold UNFRAMED, and will be carefully rolled in a hard tube with many layers of protection for safe international shipping. The kind of tube I usually use for delivery is the black, hard plastic tube that is usually used by artists/architects/painters to carry their drawings so the photos will arrive at perfect status. I work with top printing houses in Madrid & Barcelona, Spain that have extensive experience dealing with art galleries to make sure the art prints are of the highest gallery/museum quality.

Fine art photography 2015. Giclée on Canson Rag Photographique paper, the most premium quality fine art paper which delivers the most accurate and vibrant colors in print as you see onscreen and also gives a touch of classic painting to the photo.

The photo is printed with 2cm white border each side, which makes it easy for putting in frame. Comes with signed & numbered Certificate of Authenticity, to be affixed to the back when framed. Also artist signature in pencil at the back of the photo.

Delivery 5-7 days from Madrid after your place your order.

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Fine art paper

Xian: Myths of the Beauties, Xishi II (Large Edition) (2015)


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This artwork is sold by Viet Ha Tran from Spain

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