Title

Winter

Artist

Zhang Yunling

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Accession Number

37.290.2010

Date Created (circa)

2002

Date Created (exact)

2002

Description

Modern Dongba painting. Winter is a time to celebrate after the harvest's hard work. Bonfires dye the sky red. In the Naxi view, the best way to enjoy this wonderful time is to drink freely and to sing and dance to the heart's content. Under such romantic circumstances, young men and women will court each other with song in the quiet woods, with animals and the moon as witnesses to their love. The dongbas say "singing and dancing gives people long lives; happiness makes life beautiful."

Medium

Painting

Subject

Workers, bonfires, hills, dancing

Campus Location

Maxey Hall 302

Donor

A Gift from the Artist (Zhang Yunling)

Provenance

Zhang Yunling was brought to Whitman College as a Visting Educator in the mid-1990s, working closely with Professor Chas McKann. These works were given as a gift to commemorate his time here.

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Keywords

Workers, bonfires, hills, dancing

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