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Taihang Mountains

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  • Description

    Nanmantuo lies at the southern end of the Taihang mountain range where Xu Bing spent several months in 1980 working on his degree project. The village of Shouliang Gou is at the northern end of the same range. The mountains are associated with the Song dynasty (AD 960–1279) painting tradition. The village of Nanmantuo itself is ancient, and retains its own folk customs.

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    Associated place
    AsiaChina Hebei province (Nanmantuo) (place of creation)
    AsiaChina Hebei province (Nanmantuo) (subject)
    Asia China (Taihang mountains) (subject)
    Xu Bing (born 1955) (artist)
    Material and technique
    pencil and white crayon on paper
    mount 39.5 x 55 cm (height x width)
    drawing 30.5 x 37 cm (height x width)
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    Credit line
    Lent by Xu Bing's Studio.
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  • 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. 11 on p. 40, pp. 16, 39, 44, 46, 59, illus. p. 41 fig. 11

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