Image rhetoric turn in Chinese contemporary oil painting
Image rhetoric turn in Chinese contemporary oil painting
Abstract: this article in cleaning up the premise of contemporary art history and social culture background, analyzes the cause in Chinese contemporary oil painting image rhetoric turn the internal reasons, there is a counter-criticism against and criticism of elitist model.
Keywords: virtual sexual post-production in Chinese contemporary oil painting of popular culture
In the traditional oil painting creation, including classical and realistic creation - pictures of objects in the image is mainly through to the real oil painting life sketch, its purpose is to cause the vision of "verisimilitude". It is according to this principle, the traditional oil painting teaching then formed a whole set of quite complete teaching system. Invention of the camera to some extent, although there are a lot of artists with the help of the new scientific and technological achievements, i.e., according to the pictures instead of sketching, but "from life to art" of "system as principle" has basically custom oil painting been eliminated. Modernism revolution after the rise of art, from impressionism impressionism and expressionism, after again from cubism to futurism, constructivism, abstraction, and so on, due to various art schools have established a new art are the goal. So not only completely deviated from the classical and realism creation path, and completely disrupted the traditional pattern of "system as principle" and writing. Very interesting is that these is regarded as a heresy in different historical period after the academic position of schools of art, his new "system as principle" and writing mode also gradually entered the masterpiece oil painting academy of fine arts in the teaching system. More tellingly, in the eighty s, China academy of fine arts invited famous French Chinese painters held on abstract art classes of zhao mo pole, the domestic many famous painters, such as mediaedge: cia and Zhou Changjiang attended this course, is still in China on an abstract art of strong wind.
However, the above system as method and the creation model - whether it is classical and realistic system as method and the creative mode, or system as a method of modern art and creative mode - is under severe challenges, nearly ten years in China's contemporary oil painting creation enough to prove that: with the great transformation of culture background and the profound influence of the foreign culture, a method to update system as and creation model has emerged. In fact, in many contemporary Chinese oil painters, or is more dependent on popular image and symbol of modern media make get images of the artistic image, or the use of art and photography, computer cross access to images in the picture. Completely, so to speak, their art is not only the image of the image, is also active echo on the living environment. Point of view, facing the new era, some of the contemporary Chinese oil painters in gives the meaning of the painting to
update the rhetoric has built a brand new images. And this shift is more from the external environment of social and historical transformation, is not a natural extension of internal logic of art history.
Familiar with contemporary art history knows, completely deviate from the real "prototype", and according to the modern image of the media to make artistic creation tradition, pop art originated in the United States. It should be said that the emergence of the traditional commercial society, high and new technology developed with the United States was associated: first of all, television, movies, pictures, brochures, advertising and comic made by the mass media such as image, in the second world war, beginning at an unprecedented rate have overwhelmed the city, and deeply into people's ideological consciousness; Secondly, with the popularity of camera, video camera and computer, the public has become a potential image makers, it also makes people more and more used to use images to communicate each other; Again, and most important, for a variety of images in the process of entering the society, is now beyond the original meaning and function, forming extensive and influential cultural image, and has close correlation with the reality. Once upon a time, the American pop art against the traditional way of creation was the strong opposition of many, people blame it against the great paintings and elegant and noble tradition, and vulgar interior painting turned into mediocrity. But today, new artistic traditions established by American pop art not only spread around the world, also affected the generations of artists. Only in China, for example, in the last century in the early ninety s "Chinese pop art", the middle of "gaudy art", and by the late in the art of "new man" (1) the manufacturing of modern media images, including has been popular with the artist himself - treated as an important cultural resources. I think, simply use "copy" and "copy" big stick to hit persons is not advisable to act that way. More profound reason is that after the marketization reform in China, in order to meet the operational logic of consumer society and the cultural industry, with image symbols have been infiltration with the unavoidable attitude to the life of the Chinese people. This not only completely changed people to acquire knowledge, understand the situation, grasp the rules of basic way, also make the painting image connotation and form of language has experienced significant impact. We must not only from the perspective of formalism thinking image variation problem in painting.
From the "Chinese pop art", "gaudy art", and "new art" of human study, we can find that most of the Chinese contemporary artists on the processing of art, with more from "virtual" to build a special atmosphere, it enables them to cut into the reality, from the perspective of sociology and culture can also set up in their subjective framework, fully highlight the ideas of what you want to express. In fact, the so-called "virtual" is the relative to the "real". In the context of art history, the latter is the meaning of picture with real objectively to portray a certain object, close to the reality of "this one". The meaning of "virtual" was different, it is on the basis of reality with exaggerated means to create a image, to meet the need of some kind of performance. There is some scholars call it kind of like and simulacra. In the history of art and artists use a "virtual" technique, but has always been based on "real", not to the extreme. But until now, the technique of mass culture in the era of consumption and the height of play. As many scholars point out that: starting from the special publicity, sometimes it will out of thin air, and sometimes it will seriously distort the reality, the result is opposite with the "real" concept. In addition, in order to easy operation and more into the public, the mass culture of "virtual" approach with the support of high-tech means, gradually evolved into the purity of a kind of object code, it also makes the appreciate the behavior evolved into decoding. Some smart in contemporary Chinese oil painters: on the one hand, they according to the principle of mass culture and interest to misappropriate or created their own need to artistic image; On the other hand, they are in this process, cleverly give new meaning to the picture. Their works with mass culture is the biggest difference, the latter is to escape from the reality, let a person into a world of fantasy. The former is to transcend visual representation, cut into the nature of reality.
Then, "post-production" also emerged in the process of the Chinese contemporary artist painting, even become an indispensable step. Originally, "post-production" is engaged in photography, camera and computer image processing work of personnel, in the late after obtaining first-hand materials are bound to do work. But now it has been borrowed by quite a few contemporary Chinese painter, their specific method is: or misappropriate, modified the existing public image, collocation and restructuring; Or photography, camera use them as the basic medium, and then gets the image in the computer technical processing, making it the creation of the "blueprint". To a large extent, they are like photo editing, according to the need to deal with the various created by modern media images. Because of many contemporary Chinese painter basic does not carry on the "copy" in life direct sketch, as a result, they work in the modelling of vocabulary, expression and organization are also presented the new trend. In the case of a composite picture, some of the contemporary Chinese oil painters prefer a free association of gameplay to create a popular effect, comedy, absurd, dreams and waking. And in terms of modelling and forms of picture, they like to different artistic traditions - such as dada art, surreal, pop art and mass culture in different types, such as cartoon, advertising, photography, video, free combination. Thus, they also create the different artistic style, and have distinct characteristics of The Times.
According to the standard of traditional people maybe don't like their work, but when we combined with the specific cultural background to analyze their works will be felt, this change with the inevitability of history, no one can stop. Especially young artists born more late, basic is in the movies, watch TV, read comic, grew up in the process of advertising, their visual perception ability and have made a lot of different generations. Therefore, they will be "image consumption" naturally into art expression, but also for their analysis and criticism of reality provides a new means and tools. I believe that even for foreign culture, mass culture and all kinds of art nouveau style - including performance art, installation art, new media art for reference, it is some contemporary Chinese painter pressure caused by the cultural strategy in the face of new situation. It also makes it as the medium of traditional painting won a new space for development. People there is no need to accuse them
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