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  • Gao Xingjian, Miss, 1995, ink on paper, 94 1⁄2 × 46 7⁄8".

    Gao Xingjian, Miss, 1995, ink on paper, 94 1⁄2 × 46 7⁄8".

    Gao Xingjian

    Asia Art Center | Taipei 亞洲藝術中心

    That the Nobel Prize–winning novelist/playwright Gao Xingjian is also an accomplished painter should seem less remarkable when his work is viewed within the Chinese tradition. The division between word and image was less severe in ancient China than in the West, and the literati who formed the Chinese classical canon tended to be equally adept at painting, poetry, and the art form that so sublimely combines the visual with the written: calligraphy. Gao was born in 1940 and personally experienced the tumultuous events of late-modern China up until his exile in 1987. Like that of many intellectuals

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