“In many of my paintings you can find the houses of Jiangnan, with their white stucco walls and black-tiled roofs. Visually, the contrast between the black and white, the combination of different geometric shapes – squares, rectangles, triangles, vertical and horizontal – the juxtaposition of simple forms create a unifying sense of formal beauty. This perhaps is the charm of the elegant Jiangnan village houses.” -—Wu Guanzhong
WU GUANZHONG (1919-2010)
Jiangnan Water Village
Scroll, mounted and framed, ink and colour on paper
63.5 x 132 cm. (25 x 52 in.)
Inscribed and signed, with one seal of the artist
Further inscribed and signed, with one seal
Shandong Provincial Museum, Bai Ya Xuan Cultural and Art Organization, “Yi Guan Zhong Wai-Art of Wu Guanzhong”, 26 July – 3 August, 2008.
An Art Exhibition By Wu Guanzhong, Bai Ya Xuan Cultural and Art Organization, July 2008, pp. 58-59.
Art Exhibition of Wu Guanzhong, Bai Ya Xuan Cultural and Art Organization, June 2015, pp.50-51.