Collection Online
ink on paper
68.2 × 85.0 cm (image)
Place/s of Execution
(China / Hobart, Tasmania)
inscribed in ink (in Chinese characters) u.l.:
stamped in red ink (in Chinese characters) u.l.: (artist's seal)
Accession Number
Asian Art
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of Jason Yeap OAM through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program, 2015
© the artist
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
Mountain peaks are sketched with spontaneous calligraphic brushstrokes and ink wash that create light and shadow and three dimensional forms. The right side of the peaks are in shadow created by a dark ink wash; the lighter left side gives the impression of being immersed in sunlight. LIU shows the influence of Western abstract painting although the calligraphic brushstrokes are traditional Chinese. The painting also resembles a photographic snapshot of the mountain peaks. The pointed mountain peaks with pine trees evoke the Yellow Mountains (Huangshan, 黄山) in China; only pine trees grow in the Yellow Mountains. However, in the artist’s inscription he mentions Hobart (in Tasmania, Australia) where he painted this painting.