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Sketchbook of Himalayan landscapes

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  • Description

    The sketch on the right of this page opening depicts, using Chinese characters, a river running below a steep cliff, with rocks and trees on the opposite bank. The thin Nepalese paper reveals another sketch on the previous page. It shows a large character, 石 (stone) enclosing an image used in Buddhism in the Himalayan region.

  • Details

    Associated place
    Asia Himalayas (place of creation)
    Asia Himalayas (subject)
    Xu Bing (born 1955) (artist)
    Material and technique
    ink on Nepalese paper; bound in card covered in cloth
    closed 20 x 12.9 x 1.2 cm (height x width x depth)
    page 19.4 x 12.4 cm (height x width)
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    Credit line
    Lent by Xu Bing's Studio.
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  • Further reading

    Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 28 February-19 May 2013, Xu Bing Landscape/Landscript: Nature as Language in the Art of Xu Bing, Shelagh Vainker, ed. (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2013), no. 72 on p. 129, pp. 86, 116, 124, 155, 156, 191, 192, 193, illus. p. 116 fig. 1 & p. 129, fig. 72

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