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Migrations of Memory-Wild Geese Descend on Level Sands IV no. 3

Migrations of Memory-Wild Geese Descend on Level Sands IV no. 3

2021
(Chinese, b. 1974)
Leaf: 38 x 60 cm (14 15/16 x 23 5/8 in.)

Did You Know?

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

Description

This riverscape in blue-and-green style with a waterfall and fishing boat is directly inspired by the 12th-century handscroll painting Cloudy Mountains by Mi Youren in the CMA’s collection CMA 1933.220.

The calligraphy, a transcribed letter by the Russian composer Dmitry Shostakovich (1906–1975) about a performance of his Fifteenth Symphony, does not directly connect with the landscape, as an inscription would traditionally. This unexpected juxtaposition of Eastern and Western cultural traditions reflects Peng Wei’s identity as a female contemporary artist and a guqin (zither) player.
  • 2021–2022
    Collection of the Artist, sold to the Cleveland Museum of Art
    2022–
    The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
  • Peng, Wei 彭薇, and Clarissa von Spee. Migrations of Memory: The Poetry and Power of Music by Chinese Artist Peng Wei in Collaboration with the Cleveland Museum of Art = 平沙落雁— 音樂的詩意與力量: 中國藝術家彭薇與克利夫蘭藝術博物館合作. Cleveland, OH: The Cleveland Museum of Art, 2021. Reproduced: p. 7
  • Six Dynasties of Chinese Painting Part 2 (Chinese art rotation). The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (May 10-September 1, 2024).
    Six Dynasties of Chinese Painting (Chinese art rotation). The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (November 10, 2023-May 5, 2024).
    Migrations of Memory––The Poetry and Power of Music (平沙落雁 — 音樂的詩意與力量) (Chinese art rotation). The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (November 19, 2021-May 8, 2022).
  • {{cite web|title=Migrations of Memory-Wild Geese Descend on Level Sands IV no. 3|url=false|author=Peng Wei|year=2021|access-date=14 June 2024|publisher=Cleveland Museum of Art}}

Source URL:

https://www.clevelandart.org/art/2022.4