The work was painted after his return from Paris, whereupon he was appointed as a professor at the Shanghai Academy of Fine Art, famed for its lineage of acclaimed graduates and teachers such as Ding Yan Yong. Studying abroad, Liu had been profoundly influenced by the modernist School of Paris and figures such as Matisse and Cezanne, rapidly picking up the best of their practices. Indeed, this striking piece pays stylistic homage to Cezanne’s Impressionism, featuring bright illuminated colors and short, repetitive brushstrokes that build up to form complex vistas of nature. The work ultimately showcases the vivid pastoral beauty of the country from its fields to the sea, and while Liu framed it through a Western lens, it still retains an enduring Asian spirit.
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