Footnote 15, Chapter 1, of the author's Arts and Thoughts which Singapore National Museum published in 1998. It appears in the Post Colonial Web with the kind permission of the author, who of course retains copyright.
For a preliminary study of this theme see Sabapathy, T. K. 'The Painter Depicted: Two Pictures by Liu Kang'. Paper presented at First ASEAN Symposium of Aesthetics,7-9 October 1989, National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. For a treatment of the theme in relation to the European pictorial tradition see Levy, M. The Painter Depicted. Painters as a Subject in Painting, Thames and Hudson, London, 1981.
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