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Title

Water village

1980s

Artist

Yang Rui

China

Feb 1950 –

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  • Details

    Alternative title
    水鄉
    Place where the work was made
    China
    Cultural origin
    China
    Date
    1980s
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    colour woodblock print, ink and colour on paper
    Edition
    51/80
    Dimensions
    39.0 x 29.5 cm
    Signature & date

    Signed l.r., in Chinese, pencil "Yang Rui [杨锐]". Not dated.

    Credit
    Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program by Dr Shane Simpson 2022
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    140.2022
    Copyright
    © Yang Rui
    Artist information
    Yang Rui

    Works in the collection

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  • About

    Yang Rui’s works focus on depicting the beauty of the scenery of Suzhou, particularly the views along the rivers and lakes in his hometown. As seen in Water village, the narrow canals stretch though the town connected by arched bridges and old houses in ancient architectural style. The tranquil print evokes a sense of serenity. The artist’s works have been shown widely in China as well as in Japan and the United States.

    Yang Rui was born in Suzhou, Jiangsu province. After graduating from the Suzhou Fine Art School in 1984, he began his career as a designer in the fields of theatre, costume and advertising. He continues to create art and is a member of the Suzhou Municipal Woodblock Institute.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    China