Monograph of Yang Maoyuan featuring a wide range of works produced between 1986 and 2006 including his recent sculpture series Look Inside. The series consists of marble reproductions of a group of ancient Greek and roman plaster statues commonly seen in fine arts supply stores. He removed the "classic" curly hair and beard in the original images of these models so that these famous statues all became consistently elliptical. He then flattened a certain outstanding facial feature of these marble head portraits, be it a nose, corners of the mouth or a chin. The series attracted a lot of attention and according to a German critic, the series is a critique of 'the education methods of copying Western sculptures as well as the use Western aesthetics as prototypes of beauty.' The book includes foreword by Wolf Guenter and artist biography.
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Onsite

Location code MON.YMY2
Language

Chinese - Simplified, 

English

Publication/Creation date

2006

No of pages

156

ISBN / ISSN

9889926504

No of copies

2

Content type

artist monograph

Chapter headings
Thing, Chance and Displacement

- WANG Minan, 汪民安

'Read What Has Never Benn Written' - On Yang Maoyuan and His Art

- WANG Jiaxin, 王家新

Look Inside: Yang Maoyuan
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Look Inside: Yang Maoyuan