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Reconstructed Landscape no. 10

Reconstructed Landscape no. 10

重构山水10号

2015

Cao Ou 曹欧

(Chinese, b. 1987)

Set of 10 woodblock prints mounted in handscroll format, printed with water-soluble colors

Painting: 48 x 821.1 cm (18 7/8 x 323 1/4 in.); Overall: 52.8 x 1084.9 cm (20 13/16 x 427 1/8 in.)

Alma and Robert D. Milne Fund 2020.65

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Cao Ou made this series of prints at age 28. The bold color scheme references traditional Chinese blue-and-green landscape paintings, and the scenery seems inspired by the famous West Lake in Hangzhou. However, the geometric blocky elements of the composition are reminiscent of virtual constructions in the video game Minecraft, which everybody can join worldwide to create something together or alone.

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