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Moonlight Halo

Su Xiaobai

Asian Art

Su Xiaobai engages both Western abstraction and the traditional Chinese medium of lacquer in creating this painting, at once luminous and opaque. Su says this painting was inspired by Buddhist philosophy and by Ming and Qing dynasty blue-and-white porcelains.
MEDIUM Oil Lacquer, linen, and wood
DATES 2013
DIMENSIONS 60 5/8 x 58 11/16 x 5 1/8 in. (154 x 149 x 13 cm)  (show scale)
COLLECTIONS Asian Art
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
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ACCESSION NUMBER 2015.92.1
CREDIT LINE Gift of Pearl Lam
RIGHTS STATEMENT © Su Xiaobai
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CAPTION Su Xiaobai (Chinese, born 1949). Moonlight Halo, 2013. Oil Lacquer, linen, and wood, 60 5/8 x 58 11/16 x 5 1/8 in. (154 x 149 x 13 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Pearl Lam, 2015.92.1. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: , 2015.92.1_PS9.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 2015.92.1_PS9.jpg., 2019
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Su Xiaobai (Chinese, born 1949). <em>Moonlight Halo</em>, 2013. Oil Lacquer, linen, and wood, 60 5/8 x 58 11/16 x 5 1/8 in. (154 x 149 x 13 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Pearl Lam, 2015.92.1. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: , 2015.92.1_PS9.jpg)