Only Chinese version is available
Ink and colour on paper
120 x 30 cm
Yang Shen-sum was born in Guangdong province, China in 1913. He was one of the masters of the Lingnan School. In addition to being greatly influenced by two masters of the Lingnan School, Gao Jianfu and Gao Qifeng, Yang was also inspired by Japanese ink painting. He inherited the stark, poetic beauty of the Kyoto School and the bright colouring of the Geshan School, which, when added to his love for nature and partiality for life drawings, made his works appear lively and energetic.
The present work reveals the influence of the Japanese artist Taheuchi Seiho (1864–1942) in his early years. Using a technique of plain line sketching and a well-planned composition, Yang created a hazy and harmonious atmosphere and poetic image of small birds nestling under the leaves of the intertwining branches of garden cosmos.
—Collection of Hong Kong Museum of Art