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Study for Ink Handscroll

Artist:
Liu Dan (Chinese, born 1953)
Date:
1990
Culture:
China
Medium:
Pencil on paper
Dimensions:
Image: 3 1/2 × 65 3/4 in. (9 × 167 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Lent by Alexandra Munroe
Rights and Reproduction:
© Liu Dan
Not on view
This study illuminates Liu’s process in creating the monumental, convoluted vision Ink Handscroll, on view on your right. Liu began by squaring a small pencil sketch transfer to the full-size scroll, which he affixed to the walls of his studio. He used thread stretched between pins to recreate the grid at a larger scale and then transferred the design using faint ink lines or dots. Only then did Liu begin the slow process of filling in the forms with texture strokes and pale washes.
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