History of Chinese Literati Art Work

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Running head:Chinese Literati paintersChinese literati paintersName of the studentName of the UniversityAuthor note
1Chinese Literati paintersIntroductionThe study aims to discuss the different aspects of Chinese art while exclusively sheddinglight on the literati painters and their work. The whole course of the discussion mainly focuseson the key features of the Chinese literati art work at the same time; it draws comparisons fromthe western painters of modern history (Vampelj Suhadolnik 2013). Thus the study begins bythrowing the light on the lack of literati painters in Western art history. The discussion proceedsby elucidating the history of Chinese literati art work and the key features of literati paintings.DiscussionLack of literati painters in Western art historyAs the name suggests the painters or the artists of the genre solely belong from the literaticlass which is the educated class of the society. When the concept of literati painting originatedin the world of Chinese art and painting, it was observed that there has been significant literacyamong the Chinese people, the literati class. However, the western art society was observed withthe lack of literati artists which is one of the main reasons that the emptiness regarding theconcept of literati painting prevailed there (Vampelj Suhadolnik 2013). The literati artists weredriven by the inner motivation. More than showcasing the creation to the world, literati painterswould create art out of self entertainment. However the western art sphere was influenced bycompletely different aspect. The western artists were never created artwork out of fulfilling theself satisfaction. Literati painting have been considered as one of the most unique style of art. Assuggested by the name, the artist mostly belongs to the educated class of the society. The literati
2Chinese Literati paintersart form is the combination of the several other art forms like graphical, poetry and calligraphyand so on (Park 2017). The concept of literati painting was put forwarded by the famous painterSu Shi. The painter as well as the renowned artist explained the concept of literati painting.According to his point of view, literati painting are influenced by the human nature. Along withthat, in most of the paintings, the key feature is mostly found is the fine art. Other features ofliterati paintings include character, knowledge, talent and thinking respectively (VampeljSuhadolnik 2013). These four elements are recommended in order to create a perfect piece ofliterati painting. During the early ages, the art was limited within the concept of self-entertainment. These distinctive features of the Chinese literati painting were not found in thepaintings of tithe western art.History of Chinese literati artLiterati painters were the concept that was first formulated in China during the reign ofBei Song dynasty. Later in 1368, the concept secured a firm tradition under the rule of Mingdynasty. In the regard, it must deserve mention that most of the educated people of China valuedLiterati paintings more than mere academic painting (Silbergeld 2015). Before proceeding thediscussion, the concept of literati painting must be explained. Literati painting or what is mostpopularly known as Wenrenhua is the form of art work in which the Chinese scholar paintersfocuses more on the personal expression and erudition than literal representation. As the namesuggests the painters or the artists of the genre solely belong from the literati class which is theeducated class of the society.When the concept of literati painting originated in the world of Chinese art and painting,it was observed that there has been significant literacy among the Chinese people, the literati
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