Li Huasheng is seen as a representative of the ‘xin wenren hua’ (New Literary Men’s paintings) art trend of the eighties which focused on the reassertion of Chinese artistic values and the creative freedom of the individual. His heaving mountains, swaying trees and staggering cottages show not only his love for the countryside of his native Sichuan, but also influences from and studies of the art of Shitao and Badashanren. Indeed, Li weaves together poetry, calligraphy and painting as the traditional literati painters did in the past, and his paintings are steeped in the idea of ‘xieyi’ (expressing the idea rather than the form). The selection of paintings features in the present exhibition catalogue was chosen by the artist himself and represented the evolution of his art. Also included here are an essay written by Michael Sullivan which gives an introduction to the art of Li Huasheng, and a biography of the artist.

李華生是二十世紀八十年代「新文人畫派」的代表人物。這個畫派提倡發揚中國的傳統藝術觀,並強調個人的創作自由。李華生的作品常見山巒起伏、樹影搖曳,房舍鱗次櫛比,既流露了他對四川鄉郊生活的懷念,更突顯了他研究石濤和八大山人的心得與成果。李華生師法傳統文人畫,畫風糅合了詩書畫三種元素,頗具寫意之妙。本圖錄的作品由李華生親自篩選,充分體現了其藝術風格的蛻變。此外,本書收錄了蘇立文介紹李華生作品的文章,並載有畫家的簡歷。
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Onsite

Location code MON.LHS
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Chinese - Traditional, 

English

Publication/Creation date

1990

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2

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artist monograph, 

catalogue

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Li Hua-Sheng, 李華生