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  • Taihu Rock of the Shaoyuan Garden

    Transfigured Echoes: Recent Paintings by Liu Dan

    14 October - 15 November, 2015

    The celebrated contemporary ink master, Liu Dan, has created ten new paintings to be exhibited at Eskenazi Limited to coincide with the opening of Frieze London and Asian Art in London. Four of the paintings are ambitious, large abstract landscapes, panoramic in scale, marked by energetic and textural brushwork. One in particular, Redefining Pleats of Matter, reflects Liu Dan’s life-long interest in Renaissance art and has been created in response to a Raphael drawing of Saint Benedict Receiving Maurus and Placidus. The subject of the six remaining paintings is scholars’ rocks, a traditional literati theme, which has been given a contemporary slant through Liu Dan’s exacting eye and meticulous brushwork.

    Taihu Rock of the Shaoyuan Garden

    Ink on paper

    Inscribed: Ci Mi Wanzhong Shaoyuan Taihushi jin cun Beijing daxue Saikele bowuguan yiwei zhongxia Liu Dan xie yu Beijing bing shu (This Tiahu rock of the Shaoyuan Garden, which belonged to Mi Wanzhong, is now in the Sackler Museum, Peking University.  Written and painted by Liu Dan in Beijing in mid-summer of the yiwei year [2015].)

    Artist's seal: Liu Dan zhi yin, (Liu Dan's seal)

    309.0cm x 199.0cm