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Works by the Artist
Other Works(All These Days 01)
Other Works(The Unknown Land 05)
Other Works(Manufactured Landscapes 06: Clearance II)
Other Works(The Mirror of the Sea 03: No Nukes)
Other Works(Two Countries, Three Systems)
Other Works(A Mirror-Like Sea 02: All Flows Away)
Other Works(Age of Ambition: The Dodo)
Manufactured Landscapes 10: Forest of Death
LIN Ru-Duo
NO. 20140387
Year 2011
Max Size
60.5 x 91 x 7.5 cm
Acrylic on canvas
Artwork Appreciation
LIN Ru-Dao’s Manufactured Landscapes 10: Forest of Death illustrates a virtual time and space. The foreground of the scene depicts the fossils of a T-rex and a wooly mammoth. The mid-ground is dominated by overly-developed slopes, while the background shows an industrialized zone. These three themes of different time and space have been brought together under a single composition. The artist employed acrylic paint to create a thick and stacked texture, using saturated tones to generate a heavy atmosphere that seemed calm at the surface but hides artificial destruction and conflicts. Fossils of two prehistoric animals serve as a metaphor for the opposing forces of industrial development and conservation of natural ecology. LIN Ru-Dao used art as a means to contemplate our past and present states as well as the development of our civilization.