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The Allure of Coloring: Sun Yun and Peng Yu

Coloring page inspired by Sun Yuan Peng Yu, Civilization Pillar

The Allure of Coloring is a way to experience The Allure of Matter: Material Art from China from the comfort of your living room.

This week’s coloring page features Sun Yuan and Peng Yu’s Civilization Pillar.


The architecture of the human body is connected to the “perfect” proportions of ancient Greek temples and their classical columns. Civilization Pillar, which seems to slyly reference these iconic pillars of “Western Civilization,” is actually built from the spoils of a newly globalized civilization’s apogee (or nadir): fat drained for aesthetic purposes from the human body.

If you post your creations to social media, be sure to include the hashtag #theallureofcoloring so we can find your work and share it with the world!