Farewell My Concubine II 覇王別姬系列二

Dimension : 24in x 30in

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas

Year : 2015 – 2019
Nominated in The Artist’s Magazine Annual Art Competition 2016 

Description :
Figurative portrait of Consort Yu. Realizing the dire situation that has befallen to her king / husband, Xiang Yu ( Hegemony-King of Western Chu ), she begs to die alongside her master, but he strongly refuses this wish. Afterwards, as he is distracted, yu commits suicide with Xiang Yu's sword.
 

《霸王別姬》是京劇藝術大師梅蘭芳表演的梅派經典名劇之一。主角是西楚霸王項羽的愛妃虞姬。故事講述楚漢四年相爭末期,項羽被圍於垓下(史稱「垓下之圍」),聽到四面楚歌,以為已經全軍覆沒,大勢已去,於是唱起「垓下歌」:「力拔山兮氣蓋世,時不利兮騅不逝。騅不逝兮可奈何,虞兮虞兮奈若何?」虞姬自刎殉情,項羽悲傷不已。後與八百騎突圍不果,鏖戰後於烏江自刎而死。

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