XU Lele

(1955 – )

Seeking for a line in a poem

Location
Not on display
Further information

Xu Lele, a talented female artist, satirises the literati tradition of figure painting. Her droll figures, engaged with the traditional scholarly pursuits of enjoying nature, relaxation, and wine, mock the disdainful demeanour of the scholars depicted by literati mentors such as the great Chen Hongshou (1599-1652).'

Excerpt from ‘Chinese New Literati Painting’ by Jackie Menzies, September 1997.

Place of origin
China
Year
1997
Media
Painting
Medium
album leaf; ink and colour on paper
Dimensions
39.0 x 58.0 cm
Signature & date
Signed and dated u.l., in Chinese, inscribed in black ink, 'the Spring of the year of Dingchou (1997)… Le'. Signed c.l., in Chinese, stamped in red ink, “Le [artist's seal]". Signed c.l., in Chinese, stamped in red ink, “Xu [artist's seal]". Signed l.r., in Chinese, stamped in red ink, “Le [artist's seal]".
Credit
Purchased 1997
Accession number
366.1997