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Title

Southern beauty

2019


Artist

Li Jin

1958 -


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.


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


Accession number

209.2020


Artist information

Li Jin

Works in the collection

4


Place

Where the work was made
China

Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


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