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Yellow River at Longyang Gorge

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  • Description

    This drawing depicts the Yellow River at Longyang Gorge, the point where it first enters the Yellow River Valley. The cliffs here rise more than 200 metres and the river is particularly fast-flowing. Xu Bing made several journeys to the far northwestern province of Qinghai, and drew this on the same visit on which he made the etchings Mountain Rhythm [LI2007.52] and Mountain Plateau [LI2007.53].

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    Associated place
    AsiaChina Qinghai province (Longyang Gorge) (place of creation)
    AsiaChina Qinghai province (Longyang Gorge) (subject)
    AsiaChina Qinghai province (Yellow River) (subject)
    Xu Bing (born 1955) (artist)
    Material and technique
    ink on paper
    15.8 x 21 cm (height x width)
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    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. 43 on p. 84, p. 71, illus. p. 85 fig. 43

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