(Chinese, b. 1948)
Horizontal scroll; ink and color on paper
Overall: 88.9 x 180.3 cm (35 x 71 in.)
Norman O. Stone and Ella A. Stone Memorial Fund 2006.115
Li Huayi seeks to recapture the elegance and fine texture of ancient Chinese landscape paintings while creating new abstract compositions for the modern world. Li begins his compositions by laying out large areas of ink washes. Next, he applies details of rock masses, trees, waterfall, clouds, and mist. While borrowing abstract, geometric forms of Western modernism, his brushwork depicting rocks and trees remains traditional.
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