Valley of the Heart No. 9

Valley of the Heart No. 9

1998

Wong Wucius

(Chinese, b. 1936)

Ink and color on paper

Overall: 94 x 213.4 cm (37 x 84 in.)

Alma Kroeger Fund 2006.1

Description

Contemporary artists no longer think of Chinese ink painting as a straightforward continuation of old practices, but are striving to reinvent the tradition with new artistic sensitivities. In Wucius Wong’s painting, Western design contributes to the structure of his contemporary landscape, in which the geometric network of grids and diagonals establishes a formal order, whereas the layering of brushwork imparts rhythmic movements, thereby establishing an equilibrium of creative tensions.

See also
Collection: 
Chinese Art
Department: 
Chinese Art
Type of artwork: 
Painting
Credit line: 
Alma Kroeger Fund

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