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Title

Galloping horse

1944


Artist

XU Beihong

China

1895 - 1953


About

Few modern Chinese artists have achieved such renown as Xu Beihong. Famed not only for his prodigious output but also for his gregarious styles, he worked in the European manner in oils, infusing his Chinese brushwork with moments of the Western aesthetic of definition through light and shade. He became immensely popular and widely known with his series of ink paintings of ebullient horses, of which this is a prime example. The painting is dated to the 'jiashen' year (1944).

After an unusually international life, Xu Beihong finally settled in Beijing in 1946 as principal of the Beijing College of the Arts and then from 1949 as head of the Central Academy. A memorial museum, devoted to Xu's life and work is located in Beijing.

The Asian Collections, AGNSW, 2003, pg.171.


From the Gallery Shop

Galloping Horse Xu Beihong Sketchbook A5

15.0cm wide x 21.0cm high

$8.00


Details


Place where the work was made

China


Date

1944


Media category

Painting


Materials used

hanging scroll; ink and light colour on paper


Dimensions

61.0 x 49.5 cm


Signature & date

Singed and dated, l.r. in Chinese, inscribed in black ink, 'Beihong, the year of Jiashen (1944)'. Singed l.r. in Chinese, stamped in red ink "Xu” [artist's seal], round relief.


Credit

Purchased 1988


Location

Not on display


Accession number

394.1988


Artist information

XU Beihong

Works in the collection

2


Place

Where the work was made
China

Shown in 3 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 3 publications

Bibliography


Jackie Menzies and Edmund Capon, Asian Collection Handbook, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Chinese Painting', pg. 42-52, Sydney, 1990, 51 (colour illus.).

Jackie Menzies (Editor), The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'The Shanghai School and Modern Painting', Sydney, 2003, 171 (colour illus.).

Jackie Menzies, Contemporary Chinese Painting, 'Xu Beihong', Sydney, 1985, 14 (illus.). Cat.no.27