Wu Guanzhong Analysis

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Wu Guanzhong is a contemporary Chinese artist was born on August 29, 1919 and died on June 25, 2010. His works emphasize form and artistic conception through a combination of western and eastern aesthetics. In general, western art focuses on objective and established facts. However, eastern art pays more attention to mood. Wu shows both aspects in his work. Furthermore, Wu explored how to make oil paintings fit Chinese nationalization and the modernization of Chinese Painting. To answer these two questions, Wu created a unique style of painting, which used dots, lines and planes to create his artistic voice. Abstract Expressionism, Expressionism, Color Field Painting and traditional Chinese painting inspired Wu Guanzhong. So, his works are …show more content…
There are two aesthetic values to it. First, the Greek-style aesthetic value believes that the whole universe is orderly and rigorous, the human body is part of the universe, and there is a diversity of classical aesthetic principles. Second, the value of Christian aesthetics is the absolute beauty of God and Christian symbolism. Above all is the analysis from meaning of culture and aesthetics, and then technique is used to compare the difference between western and eastern art forms.
In general, eastern art, especially Chinese art, uses sumi ink, animal hairbrushes and Xuan paper. No vanishing point exists and it pays more attention to using the negative space, which uses nothingness to express actual existence. In contrast, western art mainly uses oil painting on canvas and focuses on form and perspective. Different from eastern art, western art uses positive space to express images, and includes vanishing
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Line, in geometry, refers to a point of arbitrary movement of graphics, such as a straight line, and breaks the static state of a dot. So, it is the second element of painting. The point itself has only tension, without having direction, while line has both tension and direction. Also, the lines can express time. Lines can be flexible, subtle or varied, so they play an important role in painting. Furthermore, lines are more abundant and extensive than dots, because they can be divided into long and short, straight, thick and thin, and so on.
Finally, what is a "plane"? Both large points and a closed line cause a plane. Dense points and lines can also form plane. Thus, it plays a very important role in the formation of painting by enhancing the volume of subjects. Triangles, squares, and circles (the most basic plane) are the necessary for movement of dots. The relationship among dots, lines and planes can form the following description: The movement of a dot can create a line. The Plane is made up of two horizontal lines and two vertical lines, but also it can be a dot, because the dot is the basic form of

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