Metamorphosis: Liu Dan’s Fantastic Landscape and the Renaissance
17 East 76th Street, New York
13 September – 23 November 2018
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.
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.