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Title

Pencil drawing No. 2

1988

Artist

Fang Lijun

China

1963 -

  • Details

    Other Title
    Pencil drawing No. 1
    Alternative title
    铅笔画 2号 [Qianbihua 2hao]
    Place where the work was made
    China
    Date
    1988
    Media category
    Drawing
    Materials used
    pencil
    Dimensions
    54.7 x 79.0 cm image; 78.7 x 94.0 cm frame
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    Purchased 1993
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    327.1993
    Copyright
    © Fang Lijun

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    Fang Lijun

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    Academic realism has been taught at Chinese art academies since the 1940s and continues to be a main technique influenced by classical European art and individual artists such as the American painter Andrew Wyeth. While some of the artists of the first two post-revolution generations depicted the harsh realities of rural poverty and misery with a humane concern, there emerged a third, more despairing generation of artists. Fang Lijun epitomises the generation that adopted a kind of 'rogue cynicism' which reflected their acute feeling of the meaninglessness and hopelessness of their own lives and society. These drawings were among those the artist prepared for his graduation assignment at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing.

    The Asian Collections, AGNSW, 2003, pg.178.,

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    China

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 3 publications

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