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 1981 Year 1981
尺寸 80 x 116.5cm Size 80 x 116.5cm
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, “Launder by the Riversides” is one of the artist’s most widely admired works from his washing clothes series. It is also a piece that exemplifies his return to nature and emphasis of light and shadow that is characteristic of his later work. This realistic painting depicts a scene of women in bamboo hats from an earlier period in Sanxia’s history, gathering at a riverside early in the morning to wash clothes. It reflects the warm and amiable side of the lives and culture of Taiwan’s early inhabitants. The changes of light upon the surface of the water is rich, and the depth and flow of the river is captured distinctly in a manner that is both lively and natural.