Mona Doll


Mona Doll


Artist: Dragon Ken

Title: Mona Doll

Medium: Oil on Canvas

Size: 60 cm x 70 cm (without packaging)

Country: Hong Kong

Title of Work: Mona Doll
Date Created: 2013
Price (£): £4,400
Dimensions W x H x D (cm) – without packaging: 50 cm x 70 cm
Description: Leonardo Da Vinci‘s masterpiece ‘ Mona Lisa’ is one of the most influential paintings to me and I cannot stop studying his painting mode of ‘sfumato’.

Though this famous painting has been copied and re-created for many times over the world,

I still hope to take the chance of ‘Hong Kong Creative Art Association Crossover Exhibition’ to re-create this masterpiece by combining renaissance and surrealism together.

The process brought me another chance of learning. During the preparation of this exhibition, my students and I re-created some of the famous paintings.

We painted together, we studied together and we learned from each other.

The process is more memorable than the final artwork, to me.

Materials/Media:  Oil colour on canvas
Framed: Canvas on wooden frame

Dragon Ken, Hong Kong

Finding inspiration from traditional Chinese Art, I focus on works of art that explore the complex relationship between culturally specific issues and larger developments of a modern/post-modern age.

Within this context, I am trying appropriating and transforming both conventional Chinese aesthetic idioms and contemporary Western vocabularies to negotiate the cultural differences between past and present, self and other.

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