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Hut in The Woods

Photo: Elizabeth Mann

Hut in The Woods

ca. 1977

Zhang Ding

Chinese, 1917–2010

Densely painted with dry, quick brushstrokes, the painting appears to be an abstraction at first glance. Closer examination however reveals a secluded hut tucked away in deep woods. The compact image shows Zhang Ding's mastery in balancing the spatial composition and content of the painting.
Ink and color on paper
Overall: 49 3/4 x 20 1/2 in. (126.4 x 52.1cm)
Image: 17 15/16 x 13 7/16in. (45.5 x 34.2cm)
Gift of John B. Vincent in memory of Irene Vongehr Vincent
Provenance: Yang Xianyi楊憲益 (1915–2009) and Gladys Yang (1919–1999)
Photo: Elizabeth Mann
Not currently on view


Exhibition HistorySeattle, Washington, Seattle Asian Art Museum, "Chinese Art: A Seattle Perspective", December 22, 2007 - July 26, 2009 (12/22/2007 - 7/26/2009)

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