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Title

Lotus

1981


Artist

CUI Zifan

China

1915 - 2011


About

'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


Details


Place where the work was made

China


Date

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


Location

Not on display


Accession number

398.1985


Artist information

CUI Zifan

Works in the collection

3


Place

Where the work was made
China

Shown in 3 exhibitions

Exhibition history


  • 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


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Jackie Menzies (Editor), The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'The Shanghai School and Modern Painting', Sydney, 2003, 172 (colour illus.).