The Influence of "Water" from the Development Process of Chinese Painting
Science Innovation
Volume 6, Issue 4, August 2018, Pages: 245-249
Received: Aug. 2, 2018; Published: Aug. 3, 2018
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Wang Kuo, General Education College, Beijing International Studies University, Beijing, China
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Abstract
In the long development history of Chinese painting, "water" has always occupied an important position. Whether it is from the choice of content and subject theme, the use of painting media, or the expression of emotions and artistic conception, “water” cannot be ignored. On the subject matter, the rise of landscape painting provides the possibility for the rise of people’s self-consciousness and the development of the private painting. As an important element in the theme of landscapes, water supports and connects the entire work as blood, bringing vitality and breathing space to the picture. In the application of painting media, water acts as a regulator. It integrates brushstrokes, ink, paper, and even the will of man into the expression of the picture. It is an important material and medium that Chinese painting can accomplish. Especially with the appearance of freehand brushwork in traditional Chinese, water has become an important help for the artist to express his ideas and sprinkle talent. It can be seen that in the course of the development of Chinese painting, the role of water has been continuously accentuated. This not only enriches the content of Chinese painting, but also brings unique personality and aesthetic principles to Chinese painting.
Keywords
Water, Landscape Painting, Freehand Brushwork, Literati Painting, Brush and Ink
To cite this article
Wang Kuo, The Influence of "Water" from the Development Process of Chinese Painting, Science Innovation. Vol. 6, No. 4, 2018, pp. 245-249. doi: 10.11648/j.si.20180604.22
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