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Dunhuang - Dreams of Yumen Pass I

Dunhuang - Dreams of Yumen Pass I

Yumen Pass: a journey through time captured in Xu Bin's art

Art Inspiration

Size: 130 cm x 122 cm x 3 cm

Material: Oil paints, handmade artist's canvas

Creation Year: 2022

Framing: Stretched on wood bars on the back (ready to hang)

Discover the rich history and culture of Yumen Pass in China through Xu Bin's original oil painting titled "Dunhuang - Dreams of Yumen Pass I". The painting showcases a low city gate tower, the only remaining structure after years of wind and sand erosion. Two shining belts on the wall of Yumen Pass, resembling film reels, depict camel caravans and stretch towards the audience as a metaphor for history from ancient times to the present. The painting also features modern street lamps and Karez wells, highlighting the ancient history of the area. Three tourists on the tower symbolize the artist's past, present, and future, searching for something in the ocean that represents not only the history of Yumen Pass but also the artist's personal journey. "Dunhuang - Dreams of Yumen Pass I" is a powerful reminder to preserve history and explore one's past for a brighter future.

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