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Title

Lotus

1981

Artist

Huang Yongyu

China

1924 –

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  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    China
    Date
    1981
    Media category
    Painting
    Materials used
    ink and colour on paper
    Dimensions
    95.0 x 178.0 cm
    Signature & date

    Signed l.l., in Chinese, inscribed in black ink "… Huang Yongyu, the end of the year of Xinyou (1981)"
    Signed l.l. corner, in Chinese, stamped in red ink "Huang Yongyu [artist's seal]".
    Signed l.l., in Chinese, stamped in red ink "Yongyu [artist's seal]".
    Signed l.l., in Chinese, stamped in red ink "'Lao Huang' (old Huang) [artist's seal]".

    Credit
    Gift from the Australia - China Council 2017
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    101.2017
    Copyright
    © Huang Yongyu
    Artist information
    Huang Yongyu

    Works in the collection

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  • About

    'Huang Yongyu is a Professor at the Central Art Academy in Beijing, an eminent contemporary Chinese artist who visited Australia as a guest of the Australia-China Council in 1981 when the exhibition “Chinese Paintings of the Ming and Qing Dynasties” was on tour.

    Born in the Fenghuang district in Hunan Province, from the age of 16 he studied the technique of woodblock printing from Li Hua, and in fact he is primarily known for his work in prints, mainly woodcuts. During the war he fled to Hong Kong and although he returned to China, his work was banned during the Cultural Revolution. Subsequently, he was appointed to the staff of the Central Art Academy where he is now a professor and devoted his career to making prints and book illustrations.

    Huang’s bright and breezy style follows traditional Chinese manner in composition, subject and brushwork, but there is some evidence of Western influences in some evidence of Western influences in the colours, shading and chiaroscuro effects.'

    ‘Contemporary Chinese Painting’. pg.12.
    © 1985 Art Gallery of New South Wales

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    China

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 3 exhibitions

    • Contemporary Chinese Painting, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 04 May 1985–30 Jun 1985

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

    • Glorious, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 27 May 2017–06 Jan 2019

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 3 publications

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