作者 李梅樹 Author LI Mei-Shu
媒材 油畫 Medium Oil Painting
借展單位 李梅樹紀念館 Lender Li Mei-shu Memorial Gallery
年份 1980 Year 1980
尺寸 130.0 × 97.0cm Size 130.0 × 97.0cm
The artist LI Mei-shu is from the Sanxia district of New Taipei City. From the portraits he created as a student in Japan, to the natural landscapes that were part of the Taiwan Exhibition, and his postwar depictions of daily life, Li’s myriad creative directions have helped to establish him as a representative figure of Taiwan’s native realist artists. His work, “Okutadami Lake,” is a Japanese landscape painting made by the artist at 79 years of age. The piece employs a mix of colors, the brightest and most colorful of which come from the orange and yellows of the maple trees above the beige mountain wall at the center of the painting, creating a natural focal point for the viewer. The shimmering reflections of light from the lake’s surface, created through an even, yet lively control of light and shadow, fill the remainder of the viewer’s field of vision while simultaneously filling their hearts. During his later years, LI Mei-Shu’s work often captured the joyful and serene atmosphere of beautiful natural landscapes.