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Gao Xingjian's introduction to his sumptuous collection of watercolour art is a strongly worded manifesto, a rallying cry for a return to the art of painting.

The art world needs, he claims, to rediscover the simplicity, beauty and clarity of the brushstroke. Focusing on 'conceptual games' and ideology he envisages bringing about the death of art, closing down the limitles

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Paperback, 192 pages
Published September 3rd 2002 by Harper Perennial (first published September 1st 2002)
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Gao Xingjian is a Chinese-born novelist, playwright, critic, and painter. An émigré to France since 1987, Gao was granted French citizenship in 1997. The recipient of the 2000 Nobel Prize in Literature, he is also a noted translator (particularly of Samuel Beckett and Eugène Ionesco), screenwriter, stage director, and a celebrated painter.
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