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Liu Dan Quotes & Sayings

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I had serious training of painting styles from different historical periods ... But to have all this training is not enough to be an artist. You have to add a new page to history; otherwise you are not making a contribution. But making history is not easy. — Liu Dan

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It's destiny! Perhaps it is the energy that pulls on the threads and, well, I'm just leaving it as it is meant to be. — Liu Dan

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It is not about surpassing the masters who preceded us but more about opening new artistic vistas. It is about doing the things they didn't have a chance or the time to do. — Liu Dan

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To me, watercolor is a Western medium, so when I feel like I am using a Western manner I will use English to sign my name. — Liu Dan

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Hyperrealism is more about objectifying ... how an object can be portrayed when it is seen through a camera's lens ... all my paintings are about an object being viewed through human eyes. — Liu Dan

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It was a great test of my ability to work with ... watercolors. And it was also a test of my patience; I needed to put myself in a completely disciplined position ... I couldn't make mistakes. — Liu Dan

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When HSBC took the painting out of their building, they had to block the road and use a crane to bring the painting out from the window. They spent about 20,000 dollars just to get the painting out of the building! They said not to bring it back, and told Sotheby's to sell it immediately! — Liu Dan

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At that time, I was still in an experimental stage, trying to blend Western drawing techniques and Chinese brushwork together. It was harder for me back then ... But that piece is special and important, because it represents vigilance and innocence; the kind of precious innocence only present at the beginning of a new artistic exploration. — Liu Dan

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I hope to bring ancient philosophy and new scientific thinking together, to provide a new perspective of nature, especially the relationship between nature and man. — Liu Dan