Eastern Art Online, Yousef Jameel Centre for Islamic and Asian Art

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Forest Project 1

  • loan
  • Description

    The inscription in ‘square word calligraphy’ reads ‘ I have copied the work of these children just as if I were copying from a book of old masters. I haven’t dared make any changes; to me, like real trees, they are a part of nature. You must perfect them.’

  • Details

    Associated place
    AsiaChinaHebei province Beijing (place of creation)
    Date
    2008
    Artist/maker
    Xu Bing (born 1955) (artist)
    Material and technique
    ink on paper
    Dimensions
    painting 114 x 342.5 cm sight size (height x width)
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    No. of items
    1
    Credit line
    Lent by Xu Bing's Studio.
    Accession no.
    LI2007.78
  • Further reading

    Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 28 February-19 May 2013, Xu Bing Landscape/Landscript: Nature as Language in the Art of Xu Bing, Shelagh Vainker, ed. (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2013), no. 91 on p. 176, pp. 1, 36, 151, 153, 197, illus. pp. 176-177 fig. 91

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    • returned to owner

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