YANG YAN PING (1934-)
THE AIR OF AUTUMN
A Chinese watercolour painting, ink and colour on rice paper, made in 2006, 96.5cm x 88.9cm.
Provenance: from an English private collection, bought from Michael Goedhuis in 2008.
Yang Yan Ping interprets traditional Chinese painting methods innovatively. After formal training as an architect, Yang went on to work for the Museum of Chinese History and the Revolution, where she learned about Chinese traditional watercolours that inspired her to study further. Later, Yang discovered her favourite subject, the lotus flower, a symbol of intellect and purity in Buddhism.