By Zhu Liyuan, Gene Blocker
This ebook is a set of translations of contemporary paintings through modern chinese language aestheticians. end result of the relative isolation of China until eventually lately, little is understood of this wealthy and ongoing aesthetics culture in China. even though a few of the articles are excited by the conventional historic chinese language theories of paintings and wonder, many are encouraged by way of Western aesthetics, together with Marxism, and all are excited about cross-cultural comparisons of chinese language and Western aesthetic traditions
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Unfortunately, there is little left of Wang Wei's painting. Even the scrolls still extant are thought to be spurious, but an attempt at apprehending the spirit of Wang Wei's painting through the medium of his poetry will show that his concept of space does not diverge from the viewpoint of later Chinese landscape painters. 38 Contemporary Chinese Aesthetics In Wang Wei's "Wang Chuan Poems" (named after Wang Wei's mountain dwelling) we fmd the following lines: The north hut stands north of the lake, The tree clumps shine on the red balustrade, Meandering, the southern current runs, High on the treetops spreading light and shade.
This explains the dearth and the death of Tragedy among these nations. This page intentionally left blank Space-consciousness in Chinese Art Tsung Paihwa The German philosopher, Oswald Spengler, postulated in his famous work, "Der Untergang des Abendlandes," that each independent culture creates out of itself certain basic symbols (Ursymbole). Thus he considers the "way" (Weg) the fundamental symbol of the Egyptian culture, while the "body" (Koerper) and "infmite space" (unendliche Raum) appear to him the fundamental symbols of ancient Greece and the "Faustian" German cultures respectively.
As a consequence, after society had achieved stability, it was not able to make further progress, and eventually lost its original stability. I have said that Chinese philosophical thinking is simple, but we must not forget the philosophy of Laozi and Zhuangzi. However, although Laozi and Zhuangzi are abstruse in comparison to the Confucians, compared to Western philosophers they still overemphasize human affairs and neglect enquiry into the intrinsic nature of things and the origins of the universe.