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CUI Zifan

(China 1915 – 2011)

Title
Lotus
Place of origin
China
Year
1981
Media category
Painting
Materials used
hanging scroll; ink and colour on paper
Dimensions

69.0 x 34.0 cm

Signature & date
Signed c.l., in Chinese, inscribed in black ink "Zifan, the year of Xinyou (1981)". Signed c.l., in Chinese, stamped in red ink "Cui [artist's seal]". Signed c.l., in Chinese, stamped in red ink "Zifan [artist's seal]".
Credit
Purchased 1985
Accession number
398.1985
Location
Not on display
Further information

'Cui Zifan was born in Shandong province but has spent most of his creative life in Beijing. Originally he studied the works of the great 17th century individualist painter Zhu Da and was later influenced by the free brushwork and vibrant colours of Wu Changshuo and Qi Baishi. Cui's work continues in the manner of those two mentors. The bold, expressive and dramatic contrast of black ink and colour is a consistent theme in his work. The painting is signed 'Zifan' and dated to the 'Xinyou' year [1981].'

‘The Asian Collections: Art Gallery of New South Wales’. pg.172.
© 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, 172 (colour illus.).

Exhibition history (3)

The four seasons, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Jun 1989–Jul 1990

Chinese Painting, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 27 Nov 1991–27 Jan 1992

Art of the brush, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 23 Sep 1995–12 Nov 1995