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Title

Seeking for a line in a poem


Artist

XU Lele

1955 -


About

Xu Lele, a talented female artist, satirises the literati tradition of figure painting. Her droll figures, engaged with the traditional scholarly pursuits of enjoying nature, relaxation, and wine, mock the disdainful demeanour of the scholars depicted by literati mentors such as the great Chen Hongshou (1599-1652).'

Excerpt from ‘Chinese New Literati Painting’ by Jackie Menzies, September 1997.


Details


Place where the work was made

China


Date

1997


Media category

Painting


Materials used

album leaf; ink and colour on paper


Dimensions

39.0 x 58.0 cm


Signature & date

Signed and dated u.l., in Chinese, inscribed in black ink, 'the Spring of the year of Dingchou (1997)… Le'. Signed c.l., in Chinese, stamped in red ink, “Le [artist's seal]". Signed c.l., in Chinese, stamped in red ink, “Xu [artist's seal]". Signed l.r., in Chinese, stamped in red ink, “Le [artist's seal]".


Credit

Purchased 1997


Location

Not on display


Accession number

366.1997


Artist information

XU Lele

Works in the collection

3


Place

Where the work was made
China

Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 3 publications

Bibliography


Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery of New South Wales annual report 1998, 'Collections', pg. 15-19, Sydney, 1998, 17 (colour illus.).

Jonathan Cooper (Editor), Exhibitions events - Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Nov 1999-Jan 2000, 14 (colour illus.).

Bruce James, Art Gallery of New South Wales handbook, 'Asian Collection: East Asia', pg.246-287, Sydney, 1999, 266 (colour illus.). The text referring to this image actually belongs to Accession no. 365.1997, Xu Lele, 'Teaching the classical canon'.