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Title

Aspects I


Artist

CAI Heng

China

1973 -


About

In the modern history of Chinese painting many artists have attempted experiments to break through conventional boundaries and to create an antidote to the almost overbearing canonical tradition of literati painting. Zhang Daqian, for example, established a new area with his splashed-ink-and-colour creations. Cai Heng's works move even further in the direction of expressionism and abstraction, but retain all the beauty and tranquillity of familiar Chinese brushwork shown in landscape painting. Cai thus gives traditional Chinese brush painting a fresh new twist.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, February 2000.


Details


Place where the work was made

China


Date

1996


Media category

Painting


Materials used

hanging scroll; ink on paper


Dimensions

210.0 x 46.0 cm image; 219.4 x 46.0 cm sheet


Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r. corner, inscribed by pencil "Cai Heng. 1996."


Credit

Purchased 2000


Location

Not on display


Accession number

14.2000.1


Artist information

CAI Heng

Works in the collection

2


Place

Where the work was made
China