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Title

Portrait of Chen Lang


Artist

HE Jianguo

China

1951 -


About

'The idiosyncratic and self-taught Beijing artist He Jianguo has brought both new life and new opportunity to the great tradition of Chinese brush and ink painting. A fan of Western artists such as Matisse, Picasso, Cezanne and Kandinsky, He Jianguo seeks to instill his own work with the breadth and opportunity of those Western artists whose work he so admires. His brushwork and sense of composition are both free and novel in the Chinese experience. The inscription states that this scroll was 'painted by He Jianguo in 1985 on the occasion of [his friend] Mr. Chen's sixtieth birthday'.'

‘The Asian Collections: Art Gallery of New South Wales’. pg.174.
© 2003 Trustees, Art Gallery of New South Wales


Details


Place where the work was made

China


Date

1985


Media category

Painting


Materials used

hanging scroll; ink and colour on paper


Dimensions

140.0 x 80.0 cm image; 251.0 x 78.0 x 86.0 cm scroll


Signature & date

Signed u.l., in Chinese, inscribed in black ink "… Jianguo in 1985", with seven seals of the artist.


Credit

Purchased 1993


Location

Not on display


Accession number

325.1993


Artist information

HE Jianguo

Works in the collection

4


Place

Where the work was made
China

Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


Jackie Menzies (Editor), The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'The Shanghai School and Modern Painting', Sydney, 2003, 174 (colour illus.). Illustration in catalogue is upside down.

Claire Roberts, New Art From China - Post-Mao Product, Sydney, 1992, not paginated. Catalogue no: 1 (illus. colour)