Jul 8, 2022
Jul 8, 2022

Migrations of Memory-Wild Geese Descend on Level Sands IV, no. 1

Migrations of Memory-Wild Geese Descend on Level Sands IV, no. 1

平沙落雁 III -18

2021

Peng Wei 彭薇

(Chinese, b. 1974)

Album leaf; ink and colors on flax paper

Leaf: 38 x 60 cm (14 15/16 x 23 5/8 in.)

Edward L. Whittemore Fund 2022.5

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At a right angle, one can see the glimmer and sparkle of mica on the painting’s surface.

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The landscape, a primary subject in Chinese painting, here features a female figure in nature, traditionally reserved to the male figure, while women usually occupy the domestic interior. The artist also breaches conventions by juxtaposing the landscape with an affectionate letter from European composer, Gustav Mahler, to his wife Alma, presented in her own calligraphy.

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