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Brush Symphony
現代 王己千 筆交嚮樂 紙本墨色
Date: 1998
Materials: Ink on paper
Dimensions: Image: 56 3/4 × 72 7/8 in. (144.1 × 185.1 cm) Overall: 60 7/8 × 76 3/4 in (154.6 cm × 194.9 cm)
Credit Line: Gift of the Yiqingzhai Collection
Department: Chinese Art
Collection: Painting
Object Number: 2005.58
On Display: No

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Label: The long career of Wang Jiquan, known as C. C. Wang, comprises numerous aspects of Chinese art and culture. In the finest Chinese scholarly tradition, Wang was connoisseur, collector, dealer, and artist all in one. Brush Symphony,  completed by the artist at the age of ninety­ one, belongs to his series known as  calligraphic images," begun in 1993. The series experiments with modern forms of calligraphy to create a new visual language of shapes and lines that may appear readable, but are not. Derived from traditional principles, they are exercises in pure abstraction, executed not with a customary brush but instead with a modern sponge-brush.

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Exhibition History: "First Look: Collecting Contemporary at the Asian", Asian Art Museum, 9/4/15-10/11/15
Label: The long career of Wang Jiquan, known as C. C. Wang, comprises numerous aspects of Chinese art and culture. In the finest Chinese scholarly tradition, Wang was connoisseur, collector, dealer, and artist all in one. Brush Symphony,  completed by the artist at the age of ninety­ one, belongs to his series known as  calligraphic images," begun in 1993. The series experiments with modern forms of calligraphy to create a new visual language of shapes and lines that may appear readable, but are not. Derived from traditional principles, they are exercises in pure abstraction, executed not with a customary brush but instead with a modern sponge-brush.

Exhibition History: "First Look: Collecting Contemporary at the Asian", Asian Art Museum, 9/4/15-10/11/15
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