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  Introduction of Lin Yuan
  Life chronicle of Lin Yuan
  Record film of Lin Yuan
  Lin Yuan in their viewpoints
  Appreciation of Lin Yuan’s works
  Mixed Materials
  Stone carving
  Wood carving
  Stone painting


Having been discovered by the artistic coterie and the local leaders and intellectual groups in Nantou in 1979, the self-taught Taiwanese artist Lin Yuan (1913-1991) not only attracted the close attention of such prominent Taiwanese artists as Yuyu Yang (1926-1997, also known as Yang Yingfeng) and Ju Ming (1938-) but also received high acclaim from the celebrated French artist Jean Dubuffet (1901-1985). Lin's works often seem to come to life and display the genuineness and innocence of a child.

After his retirement from farming at the age of sixty-five (1976), Lin Yuan, under the auspices of the Taiwanese entrepreneur Huang Bingsong, plunged himself into the creative arts, trying his hand in various art forms for fourteen consecutive years until his death at seventy-nine. His works are prolific and exhibit great diversity (including stone carving, woodcarving, embroidery, lithograph, painting, metal and assemblage art). Throughout his life, Lin received only two months of formal education. Most of his works sprang from the folktales he heard on the radio or from his own imagined stories. Lin's artistic creation takes its origin from self-observation and practical knowledge, featuring human figures, such as close relatives and protagonists of myths, and animals, such as turtles, cows, pigs and birds. Lin never balked at drawing upon diverse materials and integrating them into a realistic tableau of life in a creative manner; the images in his art, rather than abstrusely metaphorical, are straightforward. Often following spontaneity, Lin left many improvisations without titles. After his death in 1991, collectors and connoisseurs, for lack of substantive references from the artist, gave the name “no title” to many of Lin's works that are rich in meaning.


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