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Title

Mother waits for my return

2017

Artist

Liu Shuyong

China

1962 -

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Beijing China
    Cultural origin
    China
    Date
    2017
    Media category
    Painting
    Materials used
    ink and watercolour on paper
    Dimensions
    52.7 x 44.0 cm image; 63.0 x 47.5 cm mount
    Signature & date

    Signed and dated u.l., in Chinese, ink "Lao Shu [ 老樹 ]... early autumn of 2017 [ 丁酉初秋 ] ... can't sleep, paint this painting to record it [夜不能寐制畫記之]”.

    Credit
    Edward and Goldie Sternberg Chinese art purchase fund and funds provided by Edwin WS Mok and Bing Wu 2018
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    84.2018
    Copyright
    © Shuyong Liu

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  • About

    Liu Shuyong, known also as Lao Shu, is a much-admired photographer and painter as well as a prolific writer and influential scholar. His paintings carry a sense of the absurd in our modern lives of endless activity and pursuit of material things. It is a humour carried through engaging images that draw on Chinese heritage. The characters in his paintings express emotions from agony to ecstasy and the poems accompanying them are often irreverent.

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