(China 1973– )
- Not on display
- Further information
In the modern history of Chinese painting many artists have attempted experiments to break through conventional boundaries and to create an antidote to the almost overbearing canonical tradition of literati painting. Zhang Daqian, for example, established a new area with his splashed-ink-and-colour creations. Cai Heng's works move even further in the direction of expressionism and abstraction, but retain all the beauty and tranquillity of familiar Chinese brushwork shown in landscape painting. Cai thus gives traditional Chinese brush painting a fresh new twist.
Asian Art Department, AGNSW, February 2000.
- Place of origin
- hanging scroll; ink on paper
- 209.6 x 45.7cm image; 219.7 x 45.7cm overall [image, sheet and metal rod]
- Signature & date
- Signed and dated l.l. corner, inscribed by pencil "Cai Heng. 1996."
- Purchased 2000
- Accession number