How is René Magritte perceived in a non-Western context?
Contemporary Chinese artist Zhang Xiaogang calls the Belgian painter “his soul mate.” Learn more about this dialogue across time and space on post, and check out the image gallery juxtaposing Magritte and Xiaogang’s works.
[Zhang Xiaogang. Blood Line-Big Family No. 4. 1995. Courtesy of Zhang Xiaogang Art Studio © 2013 the artist]
Very happy to have finished this one. It was a lot of fun and I’m quite happy with it too. It’s my second to largest pencil drawing I’ve ever made (it’s A2 size). This was made with a very large range of pencils. We had to start at 9H and slowly work our way in layers to 2B. C: Was quite fun even though I wanted to redo/quit everything about halfway because it didn’t look very great but I’m glad I persevered and finished it. ^^ Oh and time taken is around 80 hours. :)
The reference for this was a 1:7 real lion muscle structure plaster cast we have at school. :) Which is such a pretty and awesome thing and more than 100 years old. C:
Fullview looks the best. :)