Exhibition

Fantastic Landscape and the Renaissance

An exhibition centered on a monumental landscape painting, Perceiving the Seven Pillars of Wisdom by Liu Dan (b. 1953), based on the German Renaissance artist Martin Schongauer's print of Christ Carrying the Cross, also on view.
Metamorphosis: Liu Dan’s Fantastic Landscape and the Renaissance
NICHOLAS HALL
17 East 76th Street, New York
13 September – 23 November 2018
Summary

Nicholas Hall is delighted to present the exhibition Metamorphosis: Liu Dan’s Fantastic Landscape and the Renaissance. The centerpiece of the show is Perceiving the Seven Pillars of Wisdom, a major landscape painting by the Chinese contemporary artist Liu Dan (b. 1953). Inspired by the Renaissance German artist Martin Schongauer’s iconic print, Christ Carrying the Cross, the painting is extremely rare in Liu Dan’s small oeuvre for its direct reference to a specific Old Master picture.

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Installation view of Liu Dan, Perceiving the Seven Pillars of Wisdom at Nicholas Hall, 2018
Martin Schongauer, Christ Carrying the Cross, 1475, private collection
Two viewers in front of Perceiving the Seven Pillars of Wisdom by Liu Dan
Artist profile

Liu Dan 劉丹

Liu Dan is an original and well respected artist in China. Born in Nanjing, Liu Dan studied at Jiangsu Academy of Traditional Painting between 1978 and 1981. He lived in the U.S. for almost 25 years before moving back to China in 2005. Liu Dan currently lives and works in Beijing.

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Liu Dan at his studio in Beijing, 2018
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