Hovsep Pushman’s Chinese still life paintings
Hovsep Pushman (1877-1966) was a well-known and demanded American artist of Armenian background.
The most distinctive feature of his artistic style and unique signature was contemplative and aesthetic still life works, involving Oriental, mainly Chinese porcelain jars, vessels, manuscripts, statues and figurines of Buddha, dancers, horsemen, monks, fusing them with Western and Armenian antiquities.
Due to their unusual juxtapositions within the compositional space, they emit with their multilayered content, nourishing the imagination of the audience. His works are regarded as a specific phase of Chinese motifs and Chinese-culture-related mysticism’s evolution in American art history.