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Title

Enjoying summer

1994


Artist

Xu Lele

China

1955 -


About

Xu Lele brings the great tradition of literati painting in China into a humorous, almost satirical, contemporary idiom. The composition is drawn from the vocabulary of Ming and Qing dynasty court and literati painting styles, and yet it evokes a sense of the modern in its colour, humour and gentle satire.

‘The Asian Collections: Art Gallery of New South Wales’, pg.175.
© 2003 Trustees, Art Gallery of New South Wales


Details


Place where the work was made

China


Date

1994


Media category

Painting


Materials used

hanging scroll; ink and colour on paper


Dimensions

127.0 x 33.0 cm


Signature & date

Signed and dated u.r., in Chinese, inscribed in black ink, “the Summer of the year of Jiaxu (1994), Le…”.
Signed c.r., in Chinese, stamped in red ink "Le [artist's seal]”.
Signed c.r., in Chinese, stamped in red ink "Xu [artist's seal]”.


Credit

Purchased 1997


Location

Not on display


Accession number

364.1997


Artist information

Xu Lele

Works in the collection

3


Place

Where the work was made
China

Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Jackie Menzies (Editor), The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'The Shanghai School and Modern Painting', Sydney, 2003, 175 (colour illus.).