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THE SKETCH

Li Shan

In The Sketch, we get a glimpse of the methods of an artist 

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Incubated through clandestine gatherings during the tumultuous years of the Cultural Revolution (1966–76), the Wuming Huahui ("No Name Painting Society") lies outside of mainstream modern and contemporary Chinese art historiography. Lacking an overt engagement with politics, the work of the group's members has, for decades, evaded in-depth scholarship and formal analysis. The paintings of Li Shan (b. 1957), the group's youngest member, embody the apolitical ethos of Wuming. Scenes…

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