PresentationTechnical millennium comes, as its name suggests, the Far East, the Chinese lacquer was known and appreciated in Europe until very late.
This is in effect until the early 17th century that the works were first imported to the West by Spanish and Portuguese merchants doing business in Macau and Manila.
Chinese lacquer knew therefore increasing success and Queen Marie Antoinette gathered a considerable collection, kept in Louvre, but it is the Universal Exhibition in Vienna in 1873 who devoted his popularity.
The technique of Chinese lacquer has the advantage of adapting to varied media: jewelry, decorative objects, pieces of furniture, paintings etc..
Its implementation, however, requires a long and thorough. For the reasons gold and shiny on black background that characterizes the art, multiple steps are required: substrate preparation, superposition of several layers of lacquer intermediate sanding and smoothing ?
Beyond traditional oriental motifs, Chinese lacquer also allows the artist to explore all the resources of abstraction, which adapts perfectly to his palette combines warm colors and fresh lacquer.