Farewell My Concubine 覇王別姬系列

Dimension : 20in 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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