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Collection

CAI Heng

(China 1973 – )

Title
Aspects II
Place of origin
China
Year
1996
Media category
Painting
Materials used
hanging scroll; ink on paper
Dimensions

209.6 x 45.7 cm image; 219.7 x 45.7 cm sheet

Signature & date
Signed and dated l.l. corner, inscribed by pencil "Cai Heng. 1996."
Credit
Purchased 2000
Accession number
14.2000.2
Copyright
© CAI Heng
Location
Not on display
Further information

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.