Contemporary Chinese aesthetics by Zhu Liyuan, Gene Blocker

By Zhu Liyuan, Gene Blocker

This ebook is a suite of translations of contemporary paintings by means of modern chinese language aestheticians. a result of relative isolation of China until eventually lately, little is understood of this wealthy and ongoing aesthetics culture in China. even if many of the articles are excited by the normal old chinese language theories of artwork and wonder, many are encouraged through Western aesthetics, together with Marxism, and all are all in favour of cross-cultural comparisons of chinese language and Western aesthetic traditions

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I think it would be interesting to adopt this view in studying space-consciousness as expressed in painting and poetry, particularly if we go one step further and attempt also a comparison of cultures other than Mediterranean. Since the tin1e of the early European Renaissance oil painting has closely adhered to realism, the depiction of the human body and of space as expressed in the architectural structure of human dwellings. Here the artist adopts a scientific outlook, conscious of tlle subtlety of chiaroscuro, and giving rise to the use of perspective in painting.

I think it would be interesting to adopt this view in studying space-consciousness as expressed in painting and poetry, particularly if we go one step further and attempt also a comparison of cultures other than Mediterranean. Since the tin1e of the early European Renaissance oil painting has closely adhered to realism, the depiction of the human body and of space as expressed in the architectural structure of human dwellings. Here the artist adopts a scientific outlook, conscious of tlle subtlety of chiaroscuro, and giving rise to the use of perspective in painting.

Convergence in divergence, d1erefore,is d1e mystery. " I answered, "It is like this. " Looking at it straight, it is like d1e broken current pressing forth waves; looking at it sideways, it is like floating clouds pressing forth the moon. TI1e brush and the ink have to press forth in all directions. If convergence in divergence is achieved, the method of pressing forth is achieved; and d1e method of distance (depiction) is likewise contained therein. Then I was asked again, "Do not all painters use density and looseness of strokes, strength and faintness of colors?

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