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Title

Southern beauty

2019

Artist

Li Jin

China

1958 –

  • Details

    Alternative title
    江南水乡
    Place where the work was made
    China
    Date
    2019
    Media category
    Painting
    Materials used
    ink and colour on Xuan paper
    Dimensions
    35.0 x 46.0 cm
    Signature & date

    Signed 'Li Jin Zhi [in Chinese]'. Not dated.
    Signed certificate of authenticity l.l., black ink "Yeqin Zuo". Dated l.r., black ink "3 Dec. 2020".

    Credit
    Gift of the Joy and Harold Marchant Foundation 2020
    Location
    Lower Asian gallery
    Accession number
    209.2020
    Copyright
    © Li Jin

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    Li Jin

    Works in the collection

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  • About

    Although Li Jin is known for his humour and irreverence, Southern beauty is an intimate painting that captures a subtle moment of introspection. A woman in a purple qipao sits alone outdoors at a table set with a flower, three cherries and a cup of tea. The inscription beside her is from a poetic couplet by the modern philosopher Kang Youwei (1858–1927) that celebrates the beauty of nature.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    China

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

    • The Way We Eat, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 03 Apr 2021–2022

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