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Liu Xiaodong

Liu Xiaodong 劉小東 | Young Girl Leisurely Reading 少女閒讀

Liu Xiaodong

Liu Xiaodong

Liu Xiaodong 劉小東 | Young Girl Leisurely Reading 少女閒讀

Liu Xiaodong 劉小東 | Young Girl Leisurely Reading 少女閒讀

Liu Xiaodong

b. 1963

Young Girl Leisurely Reading


oil on canvas

signed and dated 1993; signed in Chinese, titled in Chinese and dated 1993 on the reverse

76 by 63 cm.  29⅞ by 24¾ in.

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劉小東

1963年生

少女閒讀


油畫畫布

1993年作

款識

藝術家簽名,1993

劉小東,《少女閒讀》,1993(作品背面)

76 x 63 公分,29⅞ x 24¾ 英寸

This work is in good condition. Upon close inspection, there is light abrasion with associated paint loss and cracks at the four corners. There is a horizontal abrasion mark noted at the bottom edge and light media accretions in isolated places. Tension cracks are observed along the extreme edges and pinpoint paint losses are seen near the bottom right edge. There is light discoloration to the background, inherent to the aging of the paint. Examination under ultraviolet light reveals no signs of restoration.


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Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner

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現藏者直接購自藝術家本人

Jean Marc Decrop, Ed., Red Flag Collection: Liu Xiaodong, Hong Kong 2006, p. 56, illustrated in colour

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Jean Marc Decrop編著,《Red Flag Collection: Liu Xiaodong》(香港,2006年),頁56,載彩圖

A striking moment of grace in Liu Xiaodong’s oeuvre, Young Girl Leisurely Reading (1993) is a tender example of the artist’s approach to Neo-Realism. Young Girl Leisurely Reading wonderfully displays Liu’s painstaking attention to detail, particularly in the girl’s ruffled white blouse and blue ribbon detail, whilst capturing the listless expression that was typical of Liu’s subjects.

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創作於1993年的《少女閒讀》畫面瀰漫一片恬靜從容的氣氛,是藝術家劉小東以柔和的手法詮釋新寫實風格的出色例子。劉小東在本作中呈現了不少細節,包括少女的白色襯衫上的荷葉邊及藍色絲帶,而少女無精打采的表情也是劉小東筆下人物的標誌特徵。