Crown Magazine No. 794

Xue Song

The cover of the upcoming April issue of Taiwan’s Crown Magazine features Xue Song’s 2018 painting, Return Peacefully After Success – Poetry by Feng Zikai. The theme of the mixed media painting represents the Chinese ideal of retreating into a simple and quiet life in old age, after busy life of success. Through collage, Xue Song juxtaposes images of high culture and material excess with simple traditional Chinese landscapes. The article also features Xue’s Seven Color Landscape, which transforms traditional scenes of nature with strong commercial and modern colors and symbols.

Crown Magazine, April 2020, No. 794 © Crown
Crown Magazine, Cover, April 2020, No. 794 © Crown

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