Shi Lu (1919-1982)  Burmese Woman and Child
Lot 8162
Shi Lu (1919-1982)
Burmese Woman and Child
US$ 100,000 - 150,000
HK$ 780,000 - 1.2 million

Lot Details
Shi Lu (1919-1982)  Burmese Woman and Child Shi Lu (1919-1982)  Burmese Woman and Child Shi Lu (1919-1982)  Burmese Woman and Child Shi Lu (1919-1982)  Burmese Woman and Child
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Shi Lu (1919-1982)
Burmese Woman and Child
Hanging scroll, ink and color on paper, inscribed by the artist in both Chinese signed Shi Lu with four painted artist's seals one reading Shi Lu hua ji, antother reading Shi Lu.
26 1/4 x 26 3/4in (66.7 x 67.9cm)

Footnotes

  • 石魯 緬甸母嬰圖 設色紙本 立軸

    Shi Lu's distinctive later style is rooted in his early study of painters of the Epigraphic school (Jinshi pai) such as Zhao Zhiqian (1829-1884) and Xugu (1824-1896) as well as his study of woodblock printing prior to 1949. Although painting and calligraphic text have are deeply entwined in the history of Chinese painting, Shi Lu's unique integration of language and composition is strikingly innovative, yet a recognizable step in the tradition.

    In this scroll, the figures are surrounded by a sea of writing--wiry and angular Chinese characters in variegated shades of orange and red, with a second inscription in ink inspired by clerical script. Interwoven within the characters, disconnected strokes echo the characters themselves, playing on their own abstract forms. Between the two inscriptions hangs an iron kettle, the sharp contrast of black and white recalling the aesthetics of a woodcut or a rubbing of a bronze vessel. In the lower left corner a jumble of letters from the Western alphabet join with cuneiform-like symbols. On the knife another string of non-sensical letters precede a discreetly written artist's signature "Shi Lu".
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