Li Jin

(1958 – )

Room for love

Location
Not on display
Further information

In Li Jin’s Room for love, the sadness and disconnection expressed through the posture and faces of the couple, and their forlorn dog, seem to contradict the title of the work. The text beside them is an extract from a poem by Qing calligrapher He Shaoji (1799–1873) which expresses longing for spring and for love. The delicate ink wash colour and calculated distance between the couple and the furniture add to the dejected tension of the domestic setting.

Place of origin
China
Year
2020
Media
Painting
Medium
ink and colour on Yuanshu bamboo paper
Dimensions
38.0 x 44.0 cm
Signature & date

Signed 'Li Jin Zhi [in Chinese]'. Not dated.
Signed certificate of authenticity l.l., black ink "Yeqin Zuo". Dated l.r., black ink "3 Dec. 2020".

Credit
Gift of the Joy and Harold Marchant Foundation 2020
Accession number
211.2020
Copyright
© Li Jin