Impression of Life No. 8


  • Title

    Impression of Life No. 8

  • Artist/maker

    Liu Bo (born 1966) (printmaker)
  • Associated place

    China (place of creation)
  • Date

  • Material and technique


  • Material index

  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    mount 61 x 81.5 cm (height x width)
    sheet 72 x 56.1 cm (height x width)
    print 44 x 54.5 cm (height x width)
  • No. of items


  • Credit line

    Purchased with the assistance of the Eric North Bequest Fund, 2007.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.


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  • Catalogue text

    When a print is truly like a print itself, it merges with the outside world.

    In 1994 Liu Bo graduated from the printmaking section of the Fine Art Department of the Nanjing College of Art, and was appointed to teach screen printing and lithography there. Liu Bo has created abstract prints since he was an undergraduate student and one screen print from his series Impression of Life won the Gold Medal at the 12th China Prints Exhibition in Shenzhen. Liu is one of the few Chinese printmakers whose work uses minimal elements and abstract form.

    In: Weimin He, and Shelagh Vainker, Chinese Prints 1950-2006 in the Ashmolean Museum (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2007)

Further reading

Weimin He, and Shelagh Vainker, Chinese Prints 1950-2006 in the Ashmolean Museum (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2007), no. 95 on p. 106, illus. p. 106

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