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Title

Adrift with flowers

2017


Artist

Shuyong Liu

China


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.


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 private funds 2018


Accession number

85.2018


Artist information

Shuyong Liu

Works in the collection

5


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


  • Glorious, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 25 Aug 2018–06 Jan 2019