Sanyu’s charm lies in his mastery of Eastern calligraphy and painting techniques, as he captures the romance of Paris. He takes the supple brushwork from traditional Chinese painting and refines it into a simplified form. Then, he employs Western color palettes to express Eastern themes. This fusion of Eastern and Western styles may appear contradictory, but it gives rise to a captivating and harmonious spark of creativity.
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Sanyu and Taiwan
In 1964, Sanyu was invited to teach at National Taiwan Normal University and to hold a solo exhibition. He had prepared to return to the East, but due to unforeseen circumstances, he was unable to do so.
As a result, the artworks intended for the exhibition were sent to the National History Museum and have since become one of the most important series in the museum’s collection. Other significant institutions that house Sanyu’s works include the Cernuschi Museum in Paris, among others.
Today, Sanyu is widely recognized as a master of modern Oriental art. In 2005, the Guimet National Museum of Asian Art in Paris held a large retrospective exhibition for Sanyu, further solidifying his international standing as an important member of the Paris School.
In 2020, Sanyu’s floral paintings reached record prices at auctions, with “Chrysanthemums in a Blue and White Pot” selling for HKD $191 million (approximately TWD $764 million) at Sotheby’s in July and “Blue and White Pot with Chrysanthemums” selling for HKD $187 million (approximately TWD $748 million) at Christie’s in October. In 2022, his rare horizontal painting “Red Vase with Branches” achieved the top spot at Sotheby’s in Hong Kong, selling for HKD $86.69 million (approximately TWD $343 million).
Sanyu’s works consistently perform well in the auction market, showcasing the strong recognition and admiration from collectors for his artistic philosophy.