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Liu Dan

Splendor of Heaven and Earth, 1994-1995

Ink on paper
74 4/5 × 196 9/10 in
190 × 500 cm
location
New York
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Medium
Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
Image rights
Image courtesy of Akko Yamazaki and Jerry Yang
Liu Dan
Chinese , b. 1953
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Though Liu Dan does not tend towards a single subject matter, he is known to paint what he calls “uncertain” subjects, since he believes that “the clearer the feeling, the blurrier the image.” His best known works depict landscapes, flowers, and what is known as Guai Shi (odd stones) in traditional Chinese art and literati culture. From this, Liu has developed a theory of landscape painting he calls a “micro exploration through macro understanding.” Though Liu trained in the traditional styles of Chinese painting and has devoted himself to ink and brush techniques, he was an ardent admirer of Western Old Masters as a child and has been known for forays into watercolor.

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About the work
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Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
Image rights
Image courtesy of Akko Yamazaki and Jerry Yang
Liu Dan
Chinese , b. 1953
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Though Liu Dan does not tend towards a single subject matter, he is known to paint what he calls “uncertain” subjects, since he believes that “the clearer the feeling, the blurrier the image.” His best known works depict landscapes, flowers, and what is known as Guai Shi (odd stones) in traditional Chinese art and literati culture. From this, Liu has developed a theory of landscape painting he calls a “micro exploration through macro understanding.” Though Liu trained in the traditional styles of Chinese painting and has devoted himself to ink and brush techniques, he was an ardent admirer of Western Old Masters as a child and has been known for forays into watercolor.

Liu Dan

Splendor of Heaven and Earth, 1994-1995

Ink on paper
74 4/5 × 196 9/10 in
190 × 500 cm
location
New York
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