A Comparison Between Chinese and Western Paintings

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Author: Wu Jing;
Format: Paperback
Publication Date: 03/2008
ISBN: 9787508512716
Ms. Wu Jing is a native of Beijing. She graduated from the Art History Department of Century Academy of Arts & Design (now The Fine Arts School of Tsinghua University) in 1989. Now, she works as an associate professor in the Institute of Arts & Design of Beijing Polytechnic University, She has published articles on "People's Daily (Overseas Edition)". She is one of the editors of "Chinese traditional handicrafts - gold and silver filament technology and cloisonne" which was awarded The First Excellent Publications (books) Award of China.
Table of Contents
Chapter Ⅰ: The Expression of Individualities and Psychological Self Comfort——The Comparison of Historical Roles between Chinese and Western Paintings.
The Carrier for Records of Human Events in Early Times - Rock and Cave Paintings
Pottery Decoration and Decorations on Other Wares
Paintings with Religious Themes
Western Paintings from the Altar to a Man's World
Chinese Paintings of Propaganda, Education and Sympathy
Chapter Ⅱ: The Directness of the Hunting Style and the Restraint of the Farming Style——A Comparison of Emotions between Chinese and Western Paintings.
Directness and Restraint
Sense and Sensibility
Objective and Subjective
Restriction and Opening
Chapter Ⅲ Express in a Flat Way and Place Feelings on the Landscape——A Comparison of the Tendency in Themes between Chinese and and Western Paintings
Different Expressive Ways on Same Themes
Narrative and Landscape Paintings
Chapter Ⅳ: Colours and Inks——A Comparison of Colour Cone pts and Usage between
Chinese and Wesern Paintings
Colours and Inks in Landscapes
Colour Taboos in Painting
Five-colour Inks
Chapter Ⅴ: Rich-colour Painting and Light Water-ink Painting——Arison of Skills between Chinese and Western Paintings
Focus and Scattered-points Perspective
Surface and Line
Addition and Subtraction
Abstraction, Generalization and Representation
Parts and the Whole
Chapter Ⅵ:Dialectics between Motion and Rest——Comparison of Representational Forms between Chinese and Western Paintings
Appendix: A Brief Introduction to Chinese and Western Painting Materials
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