Dao Street Wall

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Limited edition of 75 signed fine-art prints available on museum archival card. 550mm high x 458mm wide. Unframed prints shipped FREE in NZ, $35 internationally.


Acrylic painting on moulded fibreglass Sold, 1320 x 1100mm, 2014

 



Sofia Minson's painting "Dao Street Wall" is a finalist in the New Zealand Portrait Gallery's 2014 Adam Portraiture Awards. The exhibition is in Shed 11, Wellington Waterfront from 20 February - 25 May 2014.


The work is inspired by the 'Dao' or 'Tao' in ancient Chinese philosophy meaning the 'Way' or 'Path'. It is made to look and feel like concrete giving the sense that the artwork is a piece of 'Street Art' taken directly from a concrete wall, placed inside a gallery and called 'Fine Art'.

Lao Tzu was the most important spiritual Chinese sage. His name, which is also often called Laozi, literally means “Old Master” and is generally considered an honorific. He lived in the 6th century BC, at the same time as Confucius, who was born a generation after Lao Tzu. Lao Tzu is the father of the Chinese spiritual tradition Taoism, mainly because of his text called Tao te Ching.


"The Tao that can be told is not the eternal Tao 

The name that can be named is not the eternal name 

The nameless is the origin of Heaven and Earth 

The named is the mother of ten thousand things 

Ever desireless, one can see the mystery. 

Ever desiring, one can see the manifestations."

- Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching


“When the great Tao is forgotten, goodness and justice appear. 

When the body's intelligence declines, cleverness and knowledge step forth. 

When there is no peace in the family, filial piety and compassion begins. 

When the country falls into chaos, patriotism is born.”

- Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching





Sofia Minson Paintings | New Zealand Artwork

SKU: 31 TAG: Archival paper
 

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