Hung Liu – Music of the Great Earth II


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Hung Liu – Music of the Great Earth II

Dimensions: 97.5 x 485 x 4″ / 97.5 x 48.5″ each
Year: 2008
Medium: mixed media on panels

“Music of the Great Earth” was Liu’s first and most important mural in China. It was located in the Central Academy of Art in Beijing, and was seen through the decades by all the greatest Chinese art students. Liu studied ancient Chinese cave murals as her source material for this imagery. When the 2008 Olympics were to be held in Beijing, the Chinese government invited Liu back to China at its “Prodigal Daughter.” Because the building that housed the mural had been torn down, Liu chose to recreate it in a contemporary manner in both print and monumental painted form.