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midterm return - Dona Phuong Du Art 413 Midterm PART 1...

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Dona Phuong Du Art 413 10/11/07 Midterm PART 1 – IDENTIFICATION Please identify the images below including the artist, title, date, medium, style, subject matter (content) and provide a brief explanation of the particular significance of each work. 1. Xu Beihong (1895-1953), Yu Gong Removes the Mountain , 144 x 421 cm, left side of bandscroll, 1940, ink and color on paper. Patriotic composition, a combination of Chinese traditional brush technique and realistic drawing of human figure that the artist learnt in Paris. The background and outline of the figures reminds that of the guohua, but the nudes showing details muscle of human anatomy are definitely learnt from Western classical. The image was completed in Darjeeling while he traveled and exhibited in India. Many of the models were of the Indians that he studied of there. The story of Yu Gong was an old man who determined to remove the mountain that blocks his view. He believed by preserving the work with his descendants it would be achieved eventually. China was experiencing difficulties at that time. The work was intended to encourage the
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