Orchid; Face

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Acquired in 2005 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Yan, Huang
attributions_note
bibliography
collection_code
PDP
credit
Purchased through the Cecil Beaton Fund
date_end
2004-12-31
date_start
2004-01-01
date_text
2004 (photographed)
descriptive_line
'Orchid', from the series Face, 2004 by Huang Yan (born Jilin, China 1966)
dimensions
Height: 100 cm, Width: 80 cm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
id
92060
label
last_checked
2014-08-30T01:40:07.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-30T01:40:07.000Z
latitude
36.894451
location
Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case TECHS
longitude
104.165649
marks
materials
materials_techniques
C-type print
museum_number
E.533-2005
museum_number_token
e5332005
object_number
O119178
object_type
Photograph
on_display
1
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
Close-up of a face painted with a depiction of orchids.
place
China
primary_image_id
production_note
production_type
public_access_description
This work is from a series of four in which Huang Yan paints the faces of models with images of plants closely associated with Chinese culture. These flowers ‘embody the spirit of the literati’ – a reference to the Chinese scholars who believed in the oneness of man and nature. The model’s eyes bring animation to the plant, creating what Huang Yan describes as a ‘mutual interaction’ between the spirit of the plant and that of the model.
related_museum_numbers
rights
2
shape
site_code
VA
slug
orchid-face-photograph-yan-huang
sys_updated
2014-01-21T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
title
Orchid; Face
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
2004
year_start
2004