127.0 x 33.0cm
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
'The Shanghai School and Modern Painting', The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales 2003, 2003, 175 (colour illus.).
Chinese New Literati Painting, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 23 Aug 1997–05 Oct 1997.