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Collection

XU Lele

(1955 – )

Title
Enjoying summer
Place of origin
China
Year
1994
Media category
Painting
Materials used
hanging scroll; ink and colour on paper
Dimensions

127.0 x 33.0 cm

Signature & date
Signed and dated u.r., in Chinese, inscribed in black ink, “the Summer of the year of Jiaxu (1994), Le…”. Signed c.r., in Chinese, stamped in red ink "Le [artist's seal]”. Signed c.r., in Chinese, stamped in red ink "Xu [artist's seal]”.
Credit
Purchased 1997
Accession number
364.1997
Location
Not on display
Further information

Xu Lele brings the great tradition of literati painting in China into a humorous, almost satirical, contemporary idiom. The composition is drawn from the vocabulary of Ming and Qing dynasty court and literati painting styles, and yet it evokes a sense of the modern in its colour, humour and gentle satire.

‘The Asian Collections: Art Gallery of New South Wales’, pg.175.
© 2003 Trustees, Art Gallery of New South Wales

Bibliography (1)

Jackie Menzies (Editor), The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'The Shanghai School and Modern Painting', Sydney, 2003, 175 (colour illus.).

Exhibition history (1)

Chinese New Literati Painting, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 23 Aug 1997–05 Oct 1997