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#3284 from The Spirit of Harmony

by Wang Ming, b. 1922

Abstract

Acrylic on paper; section of twelve-part suite. This collection of paintings by the contemporary painter Wang Ming is significant in a number of respects. Wang Ming's paintings have been exhibited in one-person shows at locations around the world, including the Asia and Pacific Museum in Warsaw, the National Gallery of Art, Beijing, the Brooklyn Museum, the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC., to name only a select few. His paintings are included in the permanent collections of, among many other institutions, the Qingdao Museum of Fine Art, Qingdao, China; the American Embassy in Beijing; the Shangdong Museum of Fine Art in Shandong, China; the Asia and Pacific Museum of Warsaw; the National Gallery of Art and the Corcoran Gallery in Washington DC; and the Brooklyn Museum of Art. The acquisition of these paintings by Fairfield followed a one-person exhibition of the artist's work on campus in 2000); many were donated by the artist to the Fairfield collection. Fairfield's collection may be one of the few of this size of works by this artist. Second, it stands out from most other collections in the ASIANetwork project in that it is contemporary, while most of the paintings showcased in the project involve works of greater antiquity. For Fairfield, the former will become increasingly important over time. For the ASIANet project, however, it is the contemporaneity of these paintings that is of special significance as these paintings provide many possibilities to initiate discussions in the classroom.

Note

Materials may be used for educational, non-commercial purposes only. Acknowledgement to be given to the ASIANetwork-Luce Asian Art in the Undergraduate Curriculum Project and to the college from whose collection the work comes. The individual college retains copyright to the work.

Administrative Notes

Materials may be used for educational, non-commercial purposes only. Acknowledgement to be given to the ASIANetwork-Luce Asian Art in the Undergraduate Curriculum Project and to the college from whose collection the work comes. The individual college retains copyright to the work.

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Publisher
Fairfield University
PID
coccc:25119