Fantastic Landscape and the Renaissance
An exhibition centered on Liu Dan's monumental landscape painting, Perceiving the Seven Pillars of Wisdom and an iconic print by the German Renaissance artist Martin Schongauer that inspired it.
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.