Compared the traditional paintings with the western ones from different angles, we will get different answers, but can’t say that the traditional is superior than the western or conversely. We just can conclude that their cultural foundation is diverse, characteristic is distinct, so their artistic achievement is also different. Chinese artists are implicative, while western artists are direct. It’s precisely because of this kind of difference that makes us later generations can enjoy two kinds of artistic beauty.
When we compare the traditional art of painting between China and the West, we need to understand why we should make a comparison. What is the purpose of comparison? The reason for comparison, is to see the difference, learn from each other, seek common ground while reserving differences, and common development. Which cannot be said which is not good, because the standard is not the same measure, the origin of the two arts and culture are not the same, creating the historical results are not the same. Chinese and Western paintings are cultural reactions, are produced from their respective cultural backgrounds developed. The implication of Chinese traditional art works and the direct expression of western painting art are all to express the beauty of their own eyes, and to achieve the beauty of different forms of art. Therefore, we should not only understand the development of Chinese and Western traditional painting art context and cultural origin, but also against the overall Sinification or Westernization. It is necessary to inherit and carry forward the spirit of traditional Chinese arts connotation and excellent cultural traditions, but also learn to appreciate the traditional Western art style and aesthetic characteristics. Cultural and artistic emotions are without borders, with the development of society and cultural integration, Chinese and Western painting art is bound to move in a diversified, multi-level, multi-faceted development. While the Western painting is bound to experience integration, reunification, and then branch.
Art of painting as a way of human expression, it is the main subject of human beings, is the role of the objective things produced. Therefore, the artist's differences will determine the artistic differences. There are also many reasons for the decision of the artist's differences. The artist's social environment, historical factors, fashion trends, the author's own artistic conception and so on are the causes of the style of the works. And through historical screening down the art treasures to become today we have to appreciate and study the important information.
Through learning, we can not only understand the historical context in which the works have been formed, but also understand the influence of the social background on the artist's style of painting, performance techniques, creative direction and so on. The difference of the master of art is made up of different reasons. The difference of traditional Chinese and western painting art is formed by many factors. In terms of individual artist differences, when there is a beautiful scene, a beautiful moment, a beautiful emotion out of the artist's soul, he would like to express through their own painting language. They are good at discovering the beauty of life, good at using their skills to express this beauty, and better at integrating their emotions to strengthen this beauty.
Since ancient times, China is implicit as the United States, which is the traditional Chinese virtues, so we are not difficult to draw from Chinese painting. Some people say that Chinese portraits are in writing poetry, pay attention to a mood of beauty, hazy and lyrical. Compared to the traditional Western painting, it is more focused on the performance of the author's own personal feelings, in the flowers and trees to find their own emotional sustenance, with subtle things euphemistically express their inner feelings. Peony performance noble, Meiju performance noble integrity, blue bamboo performance literati atmosphere elegant and so on. Chinese traditional artists depict the objective things is only the expression of the carrier, as language is poetry, music is the carrier of music. The traditional artists of the West focus more on the direct praise of objective things, they are more concerned about the existence of the United States, it also pay attention to the artist's own emotional performance, but compared to traditional Chinese artists, they are more personal emotions through the painting techniques Out to achieve the artist's eyes fleeting beauty.
What the western traditional artists show is that when nature forms a kind of beauty to the objective object, the painter expresses this kind of beauty objectively with the technique of painting, which is direct, objective and true. Rather than the traditional Chinese artists, as the focus on borrowing material Yu. If we say that traditional Chinese art to express personal feelings, then the performance of Western traditional art masters is a personal vision. But also the performance of objective things, but the Chinese traditional artists through the objective things to associate the impression of the brain to extract the big image, and then into the personal feelings, so that the viewer can see the works exclamation do have the same feeling. The object of this time is not the same as the objective object in real life, but the viewer can see that the object in the painting naturally knows what the author describes. The Western master of traditional art through the objective image on the eyes when the direct use of painting techniques to depict the perception, the viewer will feel very real to see the works, it seems that you can find the prototype from the reality, but really hard to find out exactly the same.
Because the environment is changing, time is changing, people's emotions are changing, the Western painter in the description of the group of objective things, if you are not next to, you cannot personally feel that moment, but when the finished works after the viewer After watching it will feel real, because each of us have experienced different moments, but only the artist is good at capturing that moment. So that we see it as true when we see it, because they are indeed mirrored in our minds, and that the greatness of the Western traditional art masters is that they bring back our memories. So the traditional Western painting is realistic. And traditional Chinese painting is freehand, just the opposite of Western traditional painting, we see the works after the know what is painted, but the real and things one to one comparison when you will find that the two differ greatly, but we still Will feel that when we first saw the work to know what it is, it is because the painter in the painting when the plant has been described by the abstract.
Everyone is born with the artist's emotions. The greatness of the Chinese painters is evoking the "emotion" of the viewer, while the West brings back memories. Western traditional painting art originated in ancient Egypt, ancient Greece, the ancient Romans laid the "imitation of nature" and "harmony in the form". "Imitating nature" is also the central issue of western traditional painting. Even modern Western "Impressionism" is nothing more than imitation of nature, especially the light and color in nature. The origin of traditional Chinese painting art comes from calligraphy. It takes calligraphy as the backbone and integrates the poem, the poem, the book and the painting. "The Law of the beginning and the point", the traditional Chinese painting with a variety of point line Cun method inclusive Vientiane, melt in poetry, poetry into the painting, become one of the characteristics of traditional Chinese painting art. The formation of this difference in the final analysis, or the differences between Chinese and Western cultures. Cultural differences since the painting techniques and emotions caused by differences, then this difference is bound to have theoretical support.
Chinese traditional painting and Chinese traditional philosophy develop mutually. It is a kind of philosophical art. In the Chinese painting art, the most correct image in the painter's heart is not the realistic image in the western painting, which has precise perspective, color level and sketch. Image, but to simplify the image. Chinese painting does not stick to the law, make full use of the law of aesthetic intuition, simplify the shape, deformation processing, heart implied in order to obtain the performance and reality of the corresponding structure of the image. Western painting is influenced by Socrates, Plato, Dante, Hegel and others' "imitation theory", "reflection theory" and "realism". Therefore, the pursuit of Western traditional painting modeling accuracy, focus on texture, light perception, image reproduction. European art from the early Renaissance Giotto began to have a certain perspective on the use. Since then, more emphasis on natural science learning and application, such as "physical optics", "perspective", "human anatomy", "color" and so on. While the use of air perspective and color perspective, is to the French Impressionist period was able to finally achieve. Therefore, relatively speaking, the Western tradition of painting is a scientific art, and traditional Chinese painting by the performance of the philosophical aesthetic thought.
From a different point of view of traditional Chinese and Western painting, will get different answers, but not to say that China is not good like the West, or the West than China's good. Can only say that their cultural basis is different, different characteristics, artistic achievements will be different. Chinese artists are subtle and direct to Western artists. It is precisely because of this difference, which makes us descendants can enjoy the beauty of the two arts. Have the opportunity to compare the two art of painting to be analyzed. Comparison is not the purpose, the purpose is to compare how we look back after a correct view of their aesthetic point of view, how to use this comparison results, so that it works in their own use and practical value, according to their own preferences, Point, to make their own art in the painting on the road a small step forward. Take a big step.