XU Lele

(1955 – )

Enjoying summer

Location
Not on display
Further information

Xu Lele brings the great tradition of literati painting in China into a humorous, almost satirical, contemporary idiom. The composition is drawn from the vocabulary of Ming and Qing dynasty court and literati painting styles, and yet it evokes a sense of the modern in its colour, humour and gentle satire.

‘The Asian Collections: Art Gallery of New South Wales’, pg.175.
© 2003 Trustees, Art Gallery of New South Wales

Place of origin
China
Year
1994
Media
Painting
Medium
hanging scroll; ink and colour on paper
Dimensions
127.0 x 33.0 cm
Signature & date
Signed and dated u.r., in Chinese, inscribed in black ink, “the Summer of the year of Jiaxu (1994), Le…”. Signed c.r., in Chinese, stamped in red ink "Le [artist's seal]”. Signed c.r., in Chinese, stamped in red ink "Xu [artist's seal]”.
Credit
Purchased 1997
Accession number
364.1997