China Landscapes Overtaken by Urbanization

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The quick industrialization of China and its results around the nation’s gorgeous natural scenery are depicted acquiring around regular landscape scenes from a stunningly specific series of digital performs by artist Yang Yongliang.

The imagery of Song dynasty artists, who painted pastoral scenes full of tranquil mountains and pristine waterways, is juxtaposed to disconcerting influence with futuristic megacities, taking out from small land untouched by metropolitan expansion.

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The viewer need to get extremely nearby to each and every perform to discover all the complexities included within them. Yongliang has envisioned a future where there may be practically no get away from belonging for the palm of man, with skyscrapers clinging to the sides of mountains and rivers clogged with watercraft. What probably be regarded as a darkish nighttime scene is hazy with soft pollution, created even brighter by presumably smog-filled up with up skies.

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‘Sleepless Wonderland’, pictured above, even mimics the artistic design of 12th hundred years Song dynasty painters with ‘cun’, classic texture strokes that were being utilized to outline timber and texture land areas. These Song landscapes have extensive been considered an excellent representation from the attractiveness of Chinese character.

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In other works, just like ‘Crocodile and Shotgun’, figures in old fashioned Chinese dress glimpse out on misused landscapes filled up with business remnants and land mines. ‘Bowl of Tapei’ provides two different versions on the city: a single idyllic, with hovering clouds, additional dystopian and steaming with manufacturing facility smoke cigars. See additional at Galerie Paris Beijing.

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