It is really extremely difficult to be truly objective about art. It is even more challenging to be objective about ancient and foreign art.
So You Think Chinese Art is Ugly? Here’s Why Traditional Chinese Art is Beautiful tries to change that. This blog attempts to explain the beauty in traditional Chinese art by breaking it down into its parts, analyzing the role and relevance of each part, and then discussing how these parts create a whole that is much greater than the sum of its parts.
Trying to understand why traditional Chinese art is beautiful is a bit like trying to understand why you like chocolate cake. If a chocolate cake had no appeal for you, you would probably not even try to break down why it was appealing. But if you enjoyed eating chocolate cake, you might start to break down the reasons for your enjoyment into smaller and smaller parts until you could articulate the components of the cake that made it enjoyable. The more you broke it down, the more you would find yourself enjoying it, perhaps becoming a connoisseur who could discern subtle variations in cakes made by different chefs or using different brands of chocolate.
This blog attempts to do something similar with traditional Chinese art by breaking it down into its individual parts and then explaining what those individual components are and where
A lot of people think Chinese Traditional Art is ugly. Some people even go as far as to say that Chinese art is only good when it’s influenced by western art. But I personally think that Chinese Traditional Art is beautiful and the reason why I believe this is because of the meaning behind the paintings.
Tung Yap Chan said, “Chinese traditional art serves as a mirror, a reminder and a guide for us to record our history, society and culture”(Historyofchineseart.com). He also mentioned, “The most important aspect in Chinese painting is not about how to paint but what you want to paint. What you want to paint shows who you are and what you are thinking about”(Historyofchineseart.com). In other words, traditional art reflects Chinese history and culture.
The techniques used in traditional art are also very different from western art techniques like using different tools like brushes and ink, silk or rice paper to make paintings which are called xuan and gua respectively in China (Gwokly.com). The Emperor was considered China’s signature painter because he painted according to the rules of tradition such as using specific colors, such as black or gold (Milliondollarch
Chinese art is often criticized for being too traditional and outdated. It is thought that the Chinese can’t create any new forms of art, and that they are stuck in old ways. Click To Tweet
This claim couldn’t be farther from the truth. It is true that China’s art scene has been influenced by the traditional style for many years, but the Chinese have been steadily adapting the traditional style to reflect modern ideas and cultures.
Todays contemporary Chinese artists are trying to create their own unique styles of art, which are beautiful in their own way. Contemporary Chinese art is not only a reflection of Chinese culture, but it also has a lot to offer. China’s innovative artists have managed to remain successful by mixing foreign ideas with Chinese themes. By combining different cultures, we see several different styles of art emerging in China today.
There are still many people who think that Chinese art isn’t very good because it doesn’t incorporate much foreign influence within it; however, this is starting to change as more and more artists begin experimenting with new styles of art, such as graffiti and hip-hop.
Many influential figures in the art world believe that China will play a huge role in creating cutting edge artwork over the
The traditional Chinese art of the bauhaus style is widely overlooked and misunderstood. In this article, we will explore why bauhaus is the most beautiful art style in human history.
Bauhaus is a popular style of art that demonstrates elegance through clean lines and balance. Bauhaus was a German art school that was founded in 1919 by Walter Gropius. The school’s main focus was to combine craftsmanship with modern technology to create functional designs. The bauhaus style draws inspiration from Gothic, Islamic and ancient Greek architecture, which is why many bauhaus buildings were constructed with simple geometric shapes and large windows to allow in natural light.
In China, the government commissioned artist Feng Zikai in the 1920s to promote the bauhaus movement. Although Feng did not attend the German Bauhaus school, he produced many works that demonstrated elements of the bauhaus style. He used rectangles, triangles and squares to represent people, animals and buildings in his paintings. His artwork also showed an emphasis on symmetry and balance as well as dark colors contrasting against light backgrounds.
Artists from around China began to imitate Feng’s work after viewing his paintings in an exhibition in 1922 titled “New Chinese Painting Exhibition” at
Art is one of the oldest human activities, so it would be a bit surprising if there wasn’t art in China. But Chinese art is often dismissed as “nothing special”. What’s wrong with it, people ask? Why doesn’t it have the power and beauty of Western Art?
There are several reasons for this. One is that Westerners have been exposed to Chinese art much more than Chinese themselves. Another is that the impulses behind Western art (often rooted in Christianity) are stronger and more widespread than the impulses behind traditional Chinese art. Finally, there are differences between Eastern and Western aesthetics.
But when you look closer at Chinese art, there’s a lot to discover. The article will discuss different types of traditional Chinese painting: landscape, figure painting and calligraphy, as well as different schools of landscape painting. It will explain how these forms developed over time, and why they remain popular today.
Chinese art is a very rich and deep culture. Cultural historians like to divide Chinese art into six periods, the Six Dynasties (220-589 AD), Sui Dynasty (589-617 AD), Tang Dynasty (618-907 AD), Song Dynasty (960-1279 AD), Yuan Dynasty (1279-1368 AD) and Ming Dynasty (1368-1644 AD). Today I will focus on only two of these, the Sui and Tang dynasties.
Overall, Chinese art was very influenced by religion. The Sui dynasty was essentially formed after the downfall of the short lived Zhou dynasty in 589 BC. The emperor who founded this dynasty was looking for ways to unify the country and make it strong again after it had been divided for so long. He made Buddhism the state religion which had an enormous influence on art at this time. This can be seen in pieces like these:
The piece above is an amazing sculpture of a woman with a lotus flower on her head. This is a sign of enlightenment in Buddhism and she also has a lotus flower coming out of her mouth as well as her ears, which all signify that she is able to understand different languages. Also, she doesn’t really have any physical flaws,
“To be a great artist is to be a bridge between two different cultures, two different worlds.” – Oscar Wilde
The Chinese language has more than 50,000 characters. The Chinese language is not just the written words. It is also the calligraphy art. Although there is no exact definition of art, art is defined generally as something that gives you a sense of beauty and pleasure or leaves a deep impression on your mind or spirit when you see it, hear it, or experience it. Calligraphy art is one of the few forms of visual art which combines writing and drawing together.
Taoist calligraphers believe that the process of writing a brush stroke should be an extension of one’s will. A good brushstroke must have strong intention behind it; otherwise, the stroke would look weak and awkward.
We are familiar with Chinese characters today because they are everywhere in our life: in newspapers, advertisements, magazines and books; on television screens; and even on pencils, cups and toothbrushes. Chinese characters are seen everywhere in China from newspapers to museums to tourist guides to restaurants to street signs to product packaging and much more besides.
Throughout history, people have always been fascinated by Chinese characters as they represent culture, tradition