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Title

Lotus

1981

Artist

Cui Zifan

China

1915 - 2011

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  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    China
    Date
    1981
    Media categories
    Scroll , Painting
    Materials used
    hanging scroll; ink and colour on paper
    Dimensions
    69.0 x 34.0 cm
    Signature & date

    Signed c.l., in Chinese, inscribed in black ink "Zifan, the year of Xinyou (1981)".
    Signed c.l., in Chinese, stamped in red ink "Cui [artist's seal]".
    Signed c.l., in Chinese, stamped in red ink "Zifan [artist's seal]".

    Credit
    Purchased 1985
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    398.1985
    Copyright
    © Estate of Cui Zifan
    Artist information
    Cui Zifan

    Works in the collection

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  • About

    'Cui Zifan was born in Shandong province but spent most of his creative life in Beijing. Originally he studied the works of the great 17th century individualist painter Zhu Da and was later influenced by the free brushwork and vibrant colours of Wu Changshuo and Qi Baishi. Cui's work continues in the manner of those two mentors. The bold, expressive and dramatic contrast of black ink and colour is a consistent theme in his work. The painting is signed 'Zifan' and dated to the 'Xinyou' year [1981].'

    ‘The Asian Collections: Art Gallery of New South Wales’. pg.172.
    © 2003 Trustees, Art Gallery of New South Wales

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    China

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 4 exhibitions

    • The four seasons, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Jun 1989–Jul 1990

    • Chinese Painting, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 27 Nov 1991–27 Jan 1992

    • Art of the brush, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 23 Sep 1995–12 Nov 1995

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

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication

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