CUI Zifan

(China 1915 – 2011)

Lotus

Location
Not on display
Further information

'Cui Zifan was born in Shandong province but has spent most of his creative life in Beijing. Originally he studied the works of the great 17th century individualist painter Zhu Da and was later influenced by the free brushwork and vibrant colours of Wu Changshuo and Qi Baishi. Cui's work continues in the manner of those two mentors. The bold, expressive and dramatic contrast of black ink and colour is a consistent theme in his work. The painting is signed 'Zifan' and dated to the 'Xinyou' year [1981].'

‘The Asian Collections: Art Gallery of New South Wales’. pg.172.
© 2003 Trustees, Art Gallery of New South Wales

Place of origin
China
Year
1981
Media
Painting
Medium
hanging scroll; ink and colour on paper
Dimensions
69.0 x 34.0 cm
Signature & date
Signed c.l., in Chinese, inscribed in black ink "Zifan, the year of Xinyou (1981)". Signed c.l., in Chinese, stamped in red ink "Cui [artist's seal]". Signed c.l., in Chinese, stamped in red ink "Zifan [artist's seal]".
Credit
Purchased 1985
Accession number
398.1985