The Art of Mu Xin; Landscape Paintings and Prison Notes

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  • Format: Trade Book
  • Copyright: 2001-10-11
  • Publisher: YU Art Gallery
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Mu Xin (b. 1927) is one of the leading artist-intellectuals of the Chinese diaspora. Now living in New York City, he is known for his complex writings and paintings. A formidable figure in the cultural and intellectual history of Chinese modernism, Mu Xin is admired for his unique synthesis of Chinese and Western aesthetic sensibilities and intellectual traditions. This beautifully illustrated catalogue focuses on a group of thirty-three landscape paintings that Mu Xin painted between 1977 and 1979, in the immediate aftermath of the Cultural Revolution. Many of these works have never been exhibited or published in the West. In addition, the book features Mu Xin's Prison Notes, sixty-six sheets that were written when the artist was in solitary confinement in China in 1971-72.

Table of Contents

Foreword and Acknowledgmentsp. 6
Prefacep. 7
Palimpsest: Nearby Mu Xinp. 8
Landscape Painting at the End of Timep. 18
Mu Xin and Twentieth-Century Chinese Paintingp. 28
Reading Mu Xin: An Exile without a Pastp. 40
Landscape Paintingsp. 48
Prison Notesp. 126
Passages from the Prison Notesp. 136
A Dialogue with Mu Xinp. 139
List of Platesp. 144
Mu Xin: An Annotated Bibliographyp. 146
Photograph Creditsp. 149
Portrait of Mu Xinp. 150
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