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Fantastic Dreams: The Art of Chen Haiyan

Fantastic Dreams: The Art of Chen Haiyan This article presents the work of Chinese artist and printmaker Chen Haiyan, providing a critical analysis of her lifetime of woodcuts, prints, and ink paintings. The topics explored are the integration of dreams in Chen Haiyan's art and their relation to “the fantastic,” which is analyzed from a theoretical and comparative standpoint through various works of literature and literary theory. The article considers the role of magical realism, fantastic literary devices, and Chen Haiyan's personal folklore as part of her art-making process that intersects her dreams with her reality. Chen Haiyan Chinese ink painting printmaking woodcuts The Black Cat and I Chickens Turning into Little Cars Dragonfly A Skinned Sheep Horse and Rose Ink Studio Beijing http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png positions asia critique Duke University Press

Fantastic Dreams: The Art of Chen Haiyan

positions asia critique , Volume 23 (2) – May 1, 2015

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Duke University Press
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1067-9847
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1527-8271
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10.1215/10679847-2861038
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Abstract

This article presents the work of Chinese artist and printmaker Chen Haiyan, providing a critical analysis of her lifetime of woodcuts, prints, and ink paintings. The topics explored are the integration of dreams in Chen Haiyan's art and their relation to “the fantastic,” which is analyzed from a theoretical and comparative standpoint through various works of literature and literary theory. The article considers the role of magical realism, fantastic literary devices, and Chen Haiyan's personal folklore as part of her art-making process that intersects her dreams with her reality. Chen Haiyan Chinese ink painting printmaking woodcuts The Black Cat and I Chickens Turning into Little Cars Dragonfly A Skinned Sheep Horse and Rose Ink Studio Beijing

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Published: May 1, 2015

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