Chinese Sincerity

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The artist plays with colors and lines in a meaningful way. The title, Chinese Sincerity, leads viewers to wonder whether Whitten uses this concept to make a social commentary or a personal statement. The color theme and mood all reference early Chinese paintings, which Whitten studied. The use of deep indigo, magenta, and fiery orange, alludes to the traditional Chinese colors. This piece was recently purchased by MCASD and is now a meaningful part of the collection. Do you think this work was created quickly or slowly? How might the art demonstrate action or movement?