No Limits : Zao Wou-Ki Hardback
The Chinese-French painter Zao Wou-Ki (1920-2013) developed a distinctive abstract style blending the visual poetry of Chinese painting and calligraphy with European pictorial traditions.
This stunning volume presents a richly woven narrative of the artist's life and work.
Reintroducing Zao's work to a North American audience, the authors make a substantial contribution to scholarship on transnational art movements in the 20th and 21st centuries.
Their essays consider the reception of Zao's work in the United States; his engagement with post-war abstraction; and his exploration of various artistic media.
Zao Wou-Ki lived and worked at the intersection of two cultures.
He blended Chinese calligraphic and ink painting aesthetics with European printmaking and abstract oil painting, becoming one of the earliest trans-cultural painters of the 20th century.
His legacy reverberates in the global success of Chinese artists today.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 184 pages, 141 color illus.
- Publisher: Yale University Press
- Publication Date: 04/10/2016
- Category: History of art & design styles: from c 1900 -
- ISBN: 9780300220186