Lang Shining (Italian: Giuseppe Castiglione; simplified Chinese: 郎世宁; traditional Chinese: 郎世寧; 1688 - 1766), was an Italian Jesuit brother and a missionary in China, where he served as an artist at the imperial court of three emperors - the Kangxi, Yongzheng and Qianlong emperors. He painted in a style that is a fusion of European and Chinese traditions, adjusted the Western style he was trained in to suit Chinese taste.
Due to Giuseppe Castiglione's work Qing court paintings began to show a clear Western influence. In 2005, Castiglione became the subject of the television series Palace Artist in China. Lang Shining paintings can be found at The Old Summer Palace museum, National Palace Museum Taiwan, the Nelson Gallery-Atkins Museum, Kansas City, and the Cleveland Museum of Art, Bloomington. His painting DEER IN AN AUTUMN FOREST was sold for a price of HKD 8,845,000 in 2000.
Totally 43 Lang Shining Art Paintings for Sale
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