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The Classics of Mountains and Seas, a Chinese classic text existing since as early as the 4th century B.C., explores a compilation of mythical figures and geography. The book plots detailed descriptions of locations in the cardinal directions of the Mountains, Regions Beyond Seas, Regions Within Seas, and Wilderness.
Qiu Anxiong, the Chinese artist, is known as a pioneer for combining the video animation with Chinese ink painting. Besides investigating the interaction between ancient and modern Chinese culture, his famous work The New York Classic of Mountains and Seas, like it have a dreamlike quality; the clarity delineated images framed by the unbelievable narratives faithfully depict the absurdity of the world around us. His wonderful works are collected by the Met and Moma.
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