So this is the difference in interpretation of space between Western paintings and Eastern paintings. In western paintings, artists create space using perspectives and light source etc. to create illusion of convincing 3 dimensional space on 2 dimensional plain. It all started as a religious painting to create convincing illustration of important religious events orContinue reading “1. The difference in interpretation of space between Western art and Chinese art”
It has been 8 years since I started Chinese art. My Chinese art teacher told me that it will take 40 years for me to become a decent Chinese artist. What does that really mean? I ask myself. I consider myself already pretty decent in term of bird and flower scene and mountain painting. AndContinue reading “2. How to thrive as a Chinese artist”
I’m 3/4 Chinese and 1/4 Japanese, but I identified myself as Japanese for a quite a while just because I was born and grew up in Japan. In elementary and middle schools, I learned that white people in Europe are divided into several underlying races such as Anglo-Saxons, Germanic people, Latins, and Slavs among them.Continue reading “3. The significance of Chinese art as mixed humanities”
Teaching of Confucianism can be pretty vague to those who are not relevant yet, so let’s start simple and easy. My ex girl friend used to tell me that there is so much drama going on at her gym. I didn’t ask farther information, but since she was practicing Brazilian jiu-jitsu, I could have guessedContinue reading “4. Aesthetic matters when it comes to competition”
According to Art of War written by Sun Tzu, it is best to know yourself as well as your enemy. In this context, the relationship between you and your hypothetical enemy is very important. It is not about just being superior to your immediate enemy but rather understanding the structure of you and your surroundingsContinue reading “5. The notions of holy grail or 玉”
I have a personal theory that the ability to create beauty correlate the ability to solve problems. To explain this theory in detail, I’m going to separate this discussion into 1. Observation as tactics and 2. Composition as a strategy. First of all, what is observation as tactics? I will begin this part of myContinue reading “6. Why problem solvers are attracted to beauty and experience disinhibition”
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