Somerset Liang Court

Horse 1016

Sculpture, Bronze, 39x104x21cm , 1998
Artist:  Han Meilin (b.1936), China
 
Location:  Somerset Liang Court Level 8, Singapore

 

This small sculpture depicts a horse in an elongated and stylized form, with its neck, body and tail almost in a straight line. On this line are various protruding elements: the horse’s ear and mane; and, by a master stroke of Han, three birds standing in line which adds much interest. The texture of the work is rough, and this, coupled with the antique bronze patination, makes it seems as though it has just been “unearthed”.

Artist’s Biography

Han Meilin’s large body of works extends over Chinese ink painting, calligraphy, sculpture, ceramics, and design. He has created significant public art sculptures and his works are exhibited internationally. Museums dedicated to his works have been established in Beijing and Hangzhou. Han is widely known as the designer-creator of the Fuwa mascots for the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

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