Liu Zhengde s sculp­tures tell fa­ble sto­ries

Changjiang Weekly - - CULTURE - By Fu Xuey­ing

The "Fa­bles the Sculp­ture Art of Liu Zhengde" ex­hi­bi­tion is cur­rent­lyon dis­playat the Hubei Mu­seum of Art.

Liu is a fa­mous sculp­tor in China. Over the past 50 years, he has been devoted to creat­ing a se­ries of sculp­tures based on Chi­nese fa­bles. His work on the fa­ble "The Blind Men and the Ele­phant" was ranked one of the ten most fa­mous con­tem­po­rary sculp­tures in 1972.

More than 30 works are on dis­playat this ex­hi­bi­tion. As well as his sculp­tures about Chu and Han cul­ture, two spe­cial sculp­tures are dis­played: one about the con­struc­tion of the Gezhou Dam which is placed in the Gezhouba Me­mo­rial Square; the other about the re­turn of the yel­low cranes which is built in front of the Yel­low Crane Tower in Wuhan. The ex­hi­bi­tion, com­bin­ing sculp­tures with doc­u­ments, will last un­til Au­gust 12.

Liu's sculp­ture "The Blind Men and the Ele­phant"

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