Chinese Tradition of Medecine (Group of Eight) 1


The Ancient Doctor 0.55×0.6×1.45m.  This is a group of eight bronzes (previously shown at The Louvre, Paris). In these bronzes, Chen Dapeng draws his inspiration from the ancient traditions of Chinese medicine. This bronze is possibly the most traditional in concept and execution. The absence of any chair emphasises the calm and detachment of the ancient doctor at work. The ancient doctor is calm and merciful. We get the feeling that he can sense us. He is sharing the world of his art with us.

The lower half of this sculpture suggests that the benefits of Chinese traditional medicine come from being close to nature. There are insects, plants, frogs to represent various forms of life.

The other works are rather more complex in concept and contemporary in the manner of execution.

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