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Cross cultural art: a contemporary approach to traditional chinese landscape painting

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posted on 02.10.2015, 09:01 by Christin Bolewski
Is it possible today in the age of globalization to create new modes of cross-cultural art based on a comprehensive understanding of one culture without being accused of mimicking or exploiting another? This paper includes the presentation of an example of contemporary western video art that attempts to explore cross-cultural influences between the West and the East, and to discuss this question from the western perspective. Proceeding from Chinese thought and aesthetics, the traditional concept of landscape painting “Shan-Shui-Hua” (“mountain-water painting”) is recreated within the new western genre of the “video-painting” as a single (flat) screen video installation. Confronting the tools of modern computer visualisation with the East Asian concept creates an artistic artefact counter-pointing and reflecting both positions.

History

School

  • The Arts, English and Drama

Department

  • Arts

Published in

US-China Foreign Language Journal

Volume

9

Issue

1 serial no. 88

Pages

36 - 44

Citation

BOLEWSKI, C., 2011. Cross cultural art: a contemporary approach to traditional chinese landscape painting. US-China Foreign Language Journal, 9 (1), pp. 36 - 44.

Publisher

© David Publishing Company

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publisher statement

This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Publication date

2011

Notes

This article was published in US-China Foreign Language [© David Publishing Company(DPC)] and the definitive version is available at: http://davidpublishing.com/

ISSN

1539-8080

Language

es