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Title

Room for love

2020

Artist

Li Jin

China

1958 –

  • Details

    Alternative title
    春意
    Place where the work was made
    China
    Date
    2020
    Media category
    Painting
    Materials used
    ink and colour on Yuanshu bamboo paper
    Dimensions
    38.0 x 44.0 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
    211.2020
    Copyright
    © Li Jin

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    Artist information
    Li Jin

    Works in the collection

    4

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  • About

    In Li Jin’s Room for love, the sadness and disconnection expressed through the posture and faces of the couple, and their forlorn dog, seem to contradict the title of the work. The text beside them is an extract from a poem by Qing calligrapher He Shaoji (1799–1873) which expresses longing for spring and for love. The delicate ink wash colour and calculated distance between the couple and the furniture add to the dejected tension of the domestic setting.

  • 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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