the essence of Chinese painting

series of blog entries mostly on Chinese arts: painting, calligraphy, seal carving.

At regular intervals I try to analyze various aspects of Chinese painting, its philosophy, concepts, techniques, etc. on the basis of short contributions. The author studied Chinese painting and art history, lived in China for 5 years, studied at the Central Academy of Fine Arts and wrote his dissertation on Chinese free-hand style painting (写意画 xieyi-hua).



chinese art theory articles


lecture IX: NOTHING – THE VOID part I. (Will be published next)

lecture VIII: Six Persimmons by Mu Qi.

lecture VII: ZHA SHIBIAO: A simple picture and yet a treasure.

lecture VI: COPYING OLD MASTERS – 黄宾虹.

lecture V: CALLYGRAPHY FOR TV (no lecture actually).

lecture IV: CHINESE SEAL CARVING.

lecture III: FOUR PHASES – STRUCTURE IN CHINESE PAINTING. An analysis after Pan Tianshou.

lecture II: CHINESE CABBAGE AND PEPPERS. Analyzing a simple painting by Qi Baishi 齐白石

lecture I: The Principle of the Balance in Chinese Painting

For many years the author has been giving lectures on Chinese art or writing articles about it or speaking at symposia on China.

The lectures usually take place at oe.g.c.f. The articles are mostly found in the Chinareport, which has been published for decades and is published by Professor Gerd Kaminski.

The author’s book contributions can usually be found in books that have been published by BACOPA Verlag.

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