AESTHETICS OF THE CLASSICAL CHINESE PAINTING
Text topic: Aesthetics Today
- aesthetics and fine art
- explaining and reviewing the meaning of art
Text author: Душан Пајин
Over a period of one thousand years (7th-17th c.), a great number of works of a very broad spectrum in style, themes, genre and aesthetics were created in the Chinese fine arts. A special creative period was between the 10th and the 13th century, which also produced a great number of written works, in which the authors developed their aesthetics, explaining how they understand art and creativity, especially in relation to painting. In this work, we focus on creativity related to painting and on painting theories and aesthetics. Some of these texts are close to the texts on painting written by Leonardo da Vinci (round the year 1500), except the Chinese texts were mostly written several centuries before his time.