Gao Xingjian (inbunden)
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Format
Inbunden (Hardback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
264
Utgivningsdatum
2013-11-18
Upplaga
New
Förlag
Asia Ink
Översättare
Sherry Buchanan
Illustrationer
Illustrated in colour throughout
Dimensioner
318 x 277 x 30 mm
Vikt
2270 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9780953783977
Gao Xingjian (inbunden)

Gao Xingjian

Painter of the Soul

Inbunden Engelska, 2013-11-18
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Universally known as the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2000, Gao Xingjian is also an artist whose work is exhibited all over the world. Born in China in 1940, he was introduced to the arts as a boy by his mother who was an actress. He worked as a translator while painting and writing, becoming well-known in Beijing for his avant-garde plays. During the Cultural Revolution, he was sent to a re-education camp for the radical views expressed in his theatre. After the events of Tiananmen Square, he left China for France. Today he lives in Paris and works as a painter, critic, playwright and opera librettist. His best-selling novels are Soul Mountain (1995) and One Man's Bible (2000). Aesthetics and Creation , his main work on art and literary creativity, was published in English in 2012. This stunning book showcases for the first time two decades of Gao Xingjian's oeuvre. In his brilliant and instructive text, Daniel Bergez demonstrates how Chinese Daoism, the Chinese literati painting tradition, Western minimalism and Modernism find echoes in Gao Xingjian's masterful ink-wash paintings. Drawing from Soul Mountain and interviews with the artist, Bergez offers telling insights into these stunning enigmatic paintings, guiding viewers to form their own interpretation of the works.
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"A mesmerizing gallery of ink-wash works that illustrates the different techniques, themes and periods in Gao's extensive body of work. The . . . book, however, is more than just a monochrome beauty. Bergez . . . plumbed the depths of Gao's works in brush and pen to surface the profound harmony between his writings and paintings. The result: a visually sumptuous read that is erudite yet approachable."--Huang Lijie "The Straits Times (Singapore) " "A triumph."--Jessica Harrison-Hall "curator, Department of Asia, British Museum " "[Gao] has been both lauded and criticised internationally for the complicated, elusive and labyrinthine structure of "Soul Mountain", which eschews a traditional plot for a series of personal, evocative ruminations. . . . His paintings, though deep, are burdened by no such convolutions. Their beauty lies in their intense simplicity. His works (always black ink on paper and, later, canvas) blend the abstract and the literal in remarkable, decisive ways. Images are fluid and interpretation is open, like a Rorschach. Is that a tree? A telephone pole? A bleeding wound? . . . Collected, the images are nothing short of astonishing."--Madeline Gressel "South China Morning Post " A mesmerizing gallery of ink-wash works that illustrates the different techniques, themes and periods in Gao s extensive body of work. The . . . book, however, is more than just a monochrome beauty. Bergez . . . plumbed the depths of Gao s works in brush and pen to surface the profound harmony between his writings and paintings. The result: a visually sumptuous read that is erudite yet approachable. --Huang Lijie "The Straits Times (Singapore) "" [Gao] has been both lauded and criticised internationally for the complicated, elusive and labyrinthine structure of "Soul Mountain," which eschews a traditional plot for a series of personal, evocative ruminations. . . . His paintings, though deep, are burdened by no such convolutions. Their beauty lies in their intense simplicity. His works (always black ink on paper and, later, canvas) blend the abstract and the literal in remarkable, decisive ways. Images are fluid and interpretation is open, like a Rorschach. Is that a tree? A telephone pole? A bleeding wound? . . . Collected, the images are nothing short of astonishing. --Madeline Gressel "South China Morning Post "" A triumph. --Jessica Harrison-Hall "curator, Department of Asia, British Museum ""

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Daniel Bergez is an author, painter, literary and art critic, and professor of French literature. His books on the relationship between pictorial and literary creation, including "Litterature et peinture" ("Literature and Painting"), are authorities in the field. Sherry Buchanan is a publisher, editor, and author. Before she created Asia Ink, she worked for the "Wall Street Journal" and "The" "International Herald Tribune" in Brussels, Paris, London, and Hong Kong."