By Wen C. Fong
Between Cultures, by way of Wen C. Fong, in keeping with a variety of contemporary chinese language work from the Robert H. Ellsworth assortment within the Metropolitan Museum of artwork, explores the the most important interval from the 1860s to approximately 1980, whilst chinese language portray was once remodeled right into a glossy expression of its classical history. not like classical chinese language portray courting from earlier than 1860, which has commanded in-depth examine from a discovered and complicated viewers within the West, smooth chinese language portray has been little explored. the 1st finished assemblage within the West of work in this topic, the Robert H. Ellsworth assortment includes works within the classical chinese language medium of ink on paper and within the conventional codecs of scrolls, album leaves, and fans.
the amount offers with either traditionalist and modernizing chinese language masters from the comparative views of East and West, conventional and smooth. Dr. Fong starts his exploration with the final revival of conventional chinese language paintings, that of the epigraphic college of portray, and the increase of a populist artwork within the past due 19th and early 20th centuries within the cosmopolitan urban of Shanghai. His dialogue keeps with painters who absorbed the teachings of Western realism, which they considered as a part of Western technology and know-how. distinct consciousness is dedicated to Xu Beihong (1895–1953) and Fu Baoshi (1904–1965), who the lessons, respectively, of the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris and the japanese Nihonga type. The paintings of 3 nice traditionalist masters, Qi Baishi (1863–1957), Huang Binhong (1865–1955), and Zhang Daqian (1899–1983), can be analyzed, with emphasis put on Qi and Zhang as expert populist painters. this can be by means of a dialogue of portray in mainland China from approximately 1950 to the Eighties by way of the second one new release of artists and academics within the nationwide academies. those painters, having been informed via traditionalist and Western-style academics, constructed their very own faculties of effect of their look for a brand new synthesis of chinese language and Western methods.
one of many critical questions posed within the ebook is, what's "modern" in twentieth-century chinese language portray? a few view modernity because the Westernization of chinese language paintings; others look for parts of modernity in chinese language portray heritage. The publication closes with the author's personal reflections on realism, expression, and modernity and, extra particularly, the query of creativity in either conventional and glossy chinese language portray. [This ebook used to be initially released in 2001 and has long gone out of print. This variation is a print-on-demand model of the unique book.]
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Between Two Cultures: Late-Nineteenth- And Twentieth-Century Chinese Paintings from the Robert H. Ellsworth Collection in the Metropolitan Museum of Art by Wen C. Fong