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Title

Shearing goats

circa 1950

Artist

Liu Xun

China

1923 –

  • Details

    Alternative title
    剪羊毛 [Jian yangmao]
    Place where the work was made
    China
    Period
    People's Republic 1949 - → China
    Date
    circa 1950
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    woodcut
    Dimensions
    16.0 x 22.0 cm image; 22.8 x 29.0 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Signed l.r., in Chinese, pencil "Liu Xun". Not dated.

    Credit
    Purchased 1996
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    225.1996
    Copyright
    © Liu Xun

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    Liu Xun

    Works in the collection

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  • About

    Liu Xun was born in Fuzhou, Fujian province in 1923. Liu is a self-taught artist. Unlike many of his peers, he never attended any professional arts school and was not tutored by well-known painters.
    Liu Xun began his artistic career in 1940 in Yanan,”The Cradle of Chinese Revolution”, where the Red Army ended the Long March. There Liu produced many woodprints alongside other famous artists such as Yan Han and Li Qun.
    Produced in 1950, “The Shearing goats” is a depiction of people living in the north and west of China. It is the last woodcut executed by Liu before he focused on oil painting. His transition from printmaker to oil painter was inspired by his growing desire to experiment with colour.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    China

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition