Alexandra Munroe
Alexandra Munroe is Samsung Senior Curator, Asian Art, and Senior Advisor, Global Arts, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.
Munroe, Alexandra
Munroe, Alexandra
United States of America
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Description: The Art of Mu Xin: Landscape Paintings and Prison Notes
The single imperative of modern Asian artists is to define a space that absorbs the cultures of traditional Asia, the classical West, and of modernity. Few artists are able to arrive at an authentic synthesis. Fewer still are able to create a genuinely original art that goes beyond a mere integration of artistic forms and styles to...
PublisherYale University Art Gallery
Related print edition pages: pp.9-16
Description: The Art of Mu Xin: Landscape Paintings and Prison Notes
Mu Xin (b. 1927) is one of the leading expatriate artist-intellectuals of our time and is known for his complex writings and paintings. Clearly 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. This catalogue focuses on a group of thirty-three landscape paintings that Mu Xin painted in 1978–79, in the immediate aftermath of the Great 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, some sixty-six calligraphic sheets that were written when the artist was in solitary confinement in China in 1972.
Print publication date October 2001 (out of print)
Print ISBN 9780300090758
EISBN 9780300247930
Illustrations 140
Print Status out of print