Chinese painting of 7 donkeys, ca 1980's, done in Chinese ink on Chinese paper. Although China has become an economic giant and has joined the global economy and power structure, the further west into China you travel the more you will see that the ancient forms of traditional Chinese society and farming are alive and well. The image of the donkeys as done in this spontaneous and vigorous calligraphic style would make most Chinese feel a little chuckle or smile come to them, to see these cantankerous creatures together. They have been painted with great vigor and sensitivity. The farm animals in China have the respect and affection of their owners.
Age: Contemporary, ca 1980's
Size: image 26.5 x 17.75 inches
Media: Ink on paper