Poetic Pattern of Song Ware

Poetic Pattern of Song Ware

宋人詞意

2016

Zeng Xiaojun 曾小俊

(Chinese, b. 1954)

Ink and color on paper

164.3 x 163.8 cm (64 11/16 x 64 1/2 in.)

Nancy F. and Joseph P. Keithley Collection Gift 2020.146

Description

Contemporary artist Zeng Xiaojun is known for depicting tree trunks and rocks in draftsman-like fashion and minute detail using the traditional Chinese medium of ink and paper.

Poetic Pattern of Song Ware is unusual in Zeng Xiaojun’s body of work. It was inspired by a small 11th-century Song ware dish in the artist’s own collection. Fascinated by the dish’s lively contrasting black and beige clay marbling, the artist created an ink painting of graphic and abstract design on a monumental scale.

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