What is the difference between Chinese landscape painting and Western landscape painting? These two kinds of art forms which express the same objects but adopt different ways of expression occupy an extremely important position in the world art treasure house. They are in two different civilizations, no matter in the ancient and splendid history and culture of the East, or in the great artistic achievements of ancient Greece and Rome, the aesthetic value of these two kinds of art are precious heritage of human development.
The comparison of the similarities and differences between the two is conducive to the exchange and development of the two great arts. No matter what kind of art, only by blending and absorbing each other can we get stronger vitality.
So, let's compare the Chinese landscape painting, a representative of Oriental Art, with the landscape painting, a tributary of western culture, which also has a great influence, to see the differences between Chinese and Western art and their great achievements.
1. Different modeling methods
The modeling method of Chinese painting is "line". Through a variety of different "lines" accumulated in the creation, I express my mind and the unique mountains and rivers in my heart. "Line" has a very profound meaning in the works of Chinese painters. It often expresses many complicated things only through a few "lines" with vitality.
Western landscape paintings are composed of "faces" one by one. The use of "faces" enhances the sense of volume and reality of the picture. Therefore, western landscape paintings seem to be heavier than Chinese landscape paintings, which is closer to the natural landscape in real life than Chinese landscape paintings.
2. Different modeling features
Another prominent feature of Chinese painting is that it advocates not sticking to the resemblance of shape, or even "between resemblance and dissimilarity". The image building of Chinese painting is for the lyric expression of the author, so Chinese painters dare to abandon the external form of the object, dare to carry out some appropriate artistic exaggeration in order to strengthen the expression of the author's feelings.
Western landscape painters carry out their own aesthetic ideas in the modeling of their works, make full use of the characteristics of oil painting, and strive to show the beauty of nature. Western landscape painters have a specific name for the scenery. Of course, this is not the same as Chinese landscape painters. Their works are closer to nature, not just for the "spirit" of the object, but for the "shape" of the object.