Mother-in-Law and Daughter-in-Law

Ju Ming is a sculptor. After an apprenticeship to a wood-carver he became an independent carver of religious images. In 1960 he began to study modern sculpture and from 1968 to 1976 he was Yang Yingfeng’s assistant. Yang Yingfeng worked chiefly in metal. Meanwhile Ju Ming took up taiji, also known as taichi. He became an independent sculptor working in a wide range of materials including wood, bronze, styrofoam, ceramics and glass. He has had many public commissions, and his work has been exhibited round the Place Vendôme in Paris and on the terrace of the Festival Hall, London.

Based on extract from Sullivan, Michael, Modern Chinese Art: The Khoan and Michael Sullivan Collection (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2009)

Details

  • Title

    Mother-in-Law and Daughter-in-Law

  • Series

    Living World

  • Artist/maker

    Ju Ming (born 1938) (sculptor)
  • Associated people

    Michael Sullivan (1916 - 2013) (recipient)
  • Associated place

    Taiwan (place of creation)
  • Date

    2001 - 2004
  • Material and technique

    wood, painted

  • Material index

    wood
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    right, without stand 49.5 x 20.7 x 18 cm max. (height x width x depth)
    left, without stand 48.9 x 20.5 x 21 cm max. (height x width x depth)
  • No. of items

    2

  • Credit line

    Bequeathed by Michael Sullivan, 2013.

  • Museum location

    not on display

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA2015.203

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  • Catalogue text

    Sculptor. After apprenticeship to a wood-carver he became an independent carver of religious images. In 1960 he began to study modern sculpture and from 1968 to 1976 was assistant to Yang Yingfeng, who worked chiefly in metal. Meanwhile he took up taiji. He became an independent sculptor working in a wide range of materials, including wood, bronze, styrofoam, ceramics and glass. He has had many public commissions, and his work has been exhibited round the Place Vendôme in Paris and on the terrace of the Festival Hall, London.

    Gift of the artist, 2005.

    In: Sullivan, Michael, Modern Chinese Art: The Khoan and Michael Sullivan Collection, revised edn (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2009)

Further reading

Sullivan, Michael, Modern Chinese Art: The Khoan and Michael Sullivan Collection, revised edn (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2009), no. 94 on p. 286, illus. p. 286 fig. 94

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