Yet Another Alleged Art Master Forger of Paintings

fake and real, Mark Rothko

It was Zhang Daqian who is regarded as one of the most gifted master forger in twentieth century.fake and real, Mark Rothko

Now, another alleged master art forger who has faked paintings from famous abstract expressionist, including Mark Rothko and Jackson Pollock.

Believe it or not, a whopping of US$80 million scandal. And a fake Mark Rothko sold more than twice the original paintings.

He is an elderly artist by the name of Pei Shen Qian from Shanghai, China, who spoke in his first television interview.

“My intent wasn’t for my fake paintings to be sold as the real thing,” Qian said. “They were just copies to put up in your home if you like it.”

Source from ABC news. Below sharing video on the Alleged Master Forger and Fake High-Price Paintings


Shirin Sahba’s Contemporary Paintings

Shirin Sahba artwork

From afar, the paintings creating by Shirin Sahba looks unique with ‘brush strokes’ boldly painted on canvas.

Seemingly, resemblance a blend of techniques between Van Gogh’s impasto and pointilism.

Yet, it doesn’t appear to be coming out, as if medium was painted thickly on canvas, nor totally using point-dots.

Interestingly, the aestheticism of the entire artwork does strongly depict its color vibrancy and visual aliveness.

With the guided arrays of small objects, detailing as fish, floral, or even fine strokes, thus, creating a kind of landscaping effect on her art piece.

What has even more intriguing is the tiny characters appearing sparsely and breaking off the repeating patterns in her paintings.

You will start to examine closely as you wonder what’s that small object painted on that line.

Characteristic objects could be loving couples, fisherman, trishaw riders, a red fox, a horse, elephant, Indian’s dancer and musicians, trees, etc.

At first glance of the paintings by Shirin Sahba has not instantly caught my attention on the miniature characters painted on the canvas.

It took me quite a while to figure it out by looking far and near, and relating the close-up view.

Her paintings definitely demand a closer look.

All the paintings are worth your appreciation,  be it near or far.

Shirin Sahba, La Dolce Vita
Shirin Sahba, La Dolce Vita
Shirin Sahba, La Dolce Vita (Close-Up)
Shirin Sahba, La Dolce Vita (Close-Up)


Shirin Sahba, Feeding the Fish
Shirin Sahba, Feeding the Fish
Shirin Sahba, Shirin Sahba, Feeding the Fish (Close-Up)
Shirin Sahba, Shirin Sahba, Feeding the Fish (Close-Up)


Shirin Sahba, The Guru Walks His Dogs
Shirin Sahba, The Guru Walks His Dogs
Shirin Sahba, The Guru Walks His Dogs (Close-Up)
Shirin Sahba, The Guru Walks His Dogs (Close-Up)


More of her artwork is featured in website

Impressionism Painting Style, Quick Facts

Sunrise, Monet
  1. Impressionism, as a painting style, is a school of paintings initially focus on art work done outdoors.
  2. Impressionist paintings demonstrated that human beings do not see objects, but instead see light itself. Emphasizing on accurate depiction of light in its changing qualities.
  3. A 19th-century art movement that originated with a group of Paris-based artists whose independent exhibitions brought them to prominence during the 1870s and 1880s.Sunrise, Monet
  4. The name of the style is derived from the title of a Claude Monet work, Impression, soleil levant (Impression, Sunrise), painted in 1872.
  5. Impressionist artists: Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Alfred Sisley.
  6. Impressionism became a precursor of various styles of painting, including Post-Impressionism and Cubism.
  7. Painting techniques, naming a few, impasto, Wet-on-wet, or alla prima, and effets de soir
  8. Impasto ~ paint is laid on canvas very thickly, usually thickly enough that the brush or painting-knife strokes are visible.
  9. Alla prima ~ used mostly in oil painting, in which layers of wet paint are applied to previous layers of wet paint.
  10. Effets de soir ~ getting the effects of light caused by the sunset, twilight, or darkness of the early evening or matins. Therefore, painting during evening.