Landscape Sketches of Mt. Danxia, Guangdong

Xie Zhiliu Chinese

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In 1963 Xie held a painting exhibition in Guangdong. While there, he visited Mount Danxia, a scenic site celebrated for the reddish surface of its cliffs. He made quite a few pencil sketches of the scenery on coarse paper of varying sizes, and he identified the motifs he used by writing single words and simple phrases onto the sketches. Despite their brevity, the captions vividly capture the extraordinary variety of the natural landscape.

Landscape Sketches of Mt. Danxia, Guangdong, Xie Zhiliu (Chinese, 1910–1997), Two drawings from a set of five adhered sheets; pencil on paper, China

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