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Title

Adrift with flowers

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
    53.0 x 42.9 cm image; 63.4 x 46.8 cm mount
    Signature & date

    Signed and dated u.l., in Chinese, ink "Lao Shu wrote[ 老樹筆 ]... late spring of 2017 [ 丁酉暮春時 ] ... Got a boat at Xi County of Huizhou,going east along the Xin'an River, having this thought, painted this painting to record it [自徽州歙縣得扁舟一葉沿新安江東去有此一想造圖記之”.

    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
    85.2018
    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.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

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