Contemporary Chinese Woodcuts
The A.I.C. just opened
an exhibit of
Chinese woodblock prints
commissioned by the London based
It was all scenes of people
I wouldn't want to meet
and places I wouldn't want to visit
i.e. -- the Chinese artworld is
still in recovery
from the Maoist catastrophe
But I did like the above scene,
with it's sharp vs. blurry
sense of spatial perspective
( most of the woodcuts felt limited
by a uniform sharpness of impression)
(and I'm partial to river scenes anyway)
the exhibit is entitled
"Cutting edges: Contemporary Chinese Woodblock Prints"
there's nothing "cutting edge" or contemporary about it all.
Perhaps these artists have had enough
cultural revolution ?