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OP CHALLENGING THE PAST: THE PAINTINGS OF CHANG DAI-CHIEN. Shen C.Y. Fu and Jan Stuart. Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., 1991. Published in association with University of Washington Press, Seattle. 328 pp. with 241 ills. (123 col.). 32 x 24 cm. LC 91-16474 ISBN 0295971258 In English.
Acclaimed both as the last great scholar-artist in the literati tradition and as China's most innovative modernist painter, Chang (1899-1983) mastered and radically transformed classical Chinese art forms, producing an extensive oeuvre that ranged from accomplished imitations of works by early masters to brightly colored landscapes bearing strong affinities to Abstract Expressionism. This impressive study of Chang's career features excellent reproductions and lengthy individual discussions of nearly 90 paintings, including traditional and avant-garde landscapes, narrative tableaux, portraits and bird-and-flower studies, many of which incorporate calligraphic inscriptions. Four scholarly texts thoroughly review Chang's life in China and long sojourn in the West, explore his artistic theories and techniques, and analyze his achievements in landscape and figure painting as well as other genres. Dust jacket shows light shelfwear.
Artist(s):Chang Dai-Chien
Indexing: Non-Western (Traditional/Native Arts), Asia (Traditional) — China — 1900-1945
Plans: 01,05,07,08,13,17,21,98
Worldwide Number: 023392
Paperbound Out of Print / No Longer Available.

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