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May 11, 2012

A Day on the Grand Canal with the emperor of China, or, Surface is illusion but so is depth

World famous artist David Hockney invites the viewer to join him on a magical journey down a 72-foot-long legendary 17th-century Chinese scroll. Hockney traces the Emperor Kangxi's grand tour of his southern domains. As Hockney compares this oriental masterpiece to a Canaletto painting, he teaches us the differences between Western and Eastern artistic perspective.

In-depth discussion. Beautiful and outstanding work. Pre-western influence exceptional detail on this 72 foot scroll. ~Mike

Askwith Media Library 56696-D 48 minutes 1998

Posted by mcmike at May 11, 2012 04:44 PM

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