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Backbone (支柱) is the representative work of Zhang Huaijiang, which depicted a wounded soldier who is reading under the candle light. The image, the spirit and artistic conception of the painting depend on each other and complement each other, telling a simple, noble and inspiring story. The proper uses of carving tools ensured harmonious rhythm of the black and white. Zhang’s serious thoughts about life were showed in the picture as well.

Details

  • Title: Backbone
  • Creator: Zhang Huaijiang
  • Date: 1978
  • Provenance: Museum of Contemporary Art of CAA
  • Type: woodcut
  • Creator nationality: China
  • Creator gender: male

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