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The confession of life

Author RenDaQing
Tutor ZhouJiYin
School Nanjing Arts Institute
Course Fine Arts
Keywords Liu haisu theory about creation national spirit emotion movement objective creation
CLC J209.2
Type PhD thesis
Year 2008
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Liu haisu occupied a very important position in the twentieth century of Chinese art history. He had consistently advocated that the inspiration must come from the heart-feeling of artists directly. From the studying of Liu haisu’s creation of arts, we can reveal his theory about Chinese arts directly and objectively,and this work is one of the most important components in contemporary Chinese art history.In the creative essence, he opposed painting was a way of diversion and entertainment.He expressed his national spirit and mind him-self in paintings. In his eyes,the painting must undertake the mission to save the nation. In the creative spirit, he insisted the rule of unremitting in his creation and teaching.With the basis of endless challenge,he also explored more practices of expression in art. In the attitude to the creation and techniques, he incorporated things of diverse nature, learned from the useness of ancient Chinese painting and Westen oil painting,mixed the technique of expression and the technique of reappearring together. In the last, he acquired completely new method of painting.Furthermore, he advocated the Personality Art Works which expressed the emotion and personality and the Creative Art Woks which he advocated not only in theory but also in practice. It has improved the theory of Main Performance and gradually becoming the criteria of how to evaluate the art works.

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