Chinese Oil Painting

Chinese Oil Painting

The oil painting originated in Europe. The Chinese oil painting originated from 400 years ago. Italian Catholic Ricci and other people came to China to teach and bring European oil paintings into China.
The development of foreign art has become an integral part of Chinese painting and has undergone a long process of learning, absorption and growth.

The art of oil painting has been completed in China for more than 100 years. This is the history of its rooting, germination and twists and turns in this land, which is the history of its gradual integration into the blood of the Chinese nation. Prior to this, as a painting technique, oil painting was first spread to China in the Ming Dynasty, and painted portraits of royal nobles in the circle of the court. Some of the works were painted by foreign painters, and some were completed by their Chinese disciples.

They are mainly noticed by their historical value rather than their artistic value. For more than 100 years, the art of oil painting has experienced ups and downs with Chinese society. The Revolution of 1911, the May Fourth Movement, the War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression, the War of Liberation, the Cultural Revolution, and the reform and opening up, all historical events that promoted or obstructed social change, were given baptism and test and exercise.

What is the most important feature of Chinese oil painting? realism. There are two meanings here, the spirit of reality and the form of realism. The reality of China in the 20th century and the social changes in China have made many Chinese intellectuals and artists regard literature and art as weapons for transforming society.

In the majority of the century, artists pay close attention to reality, draw creative resources from social life, and give their works a realist spirit and related formal skills. At the beginning of the 20th century, when oil paintings were first introduced to China from the West, the main forms were realistic, figurative, and realistic.

At that time, the modernist trend of thought was already popular in Europe. The realistic oil paintings have begun to be in a repressed position. The Chinese people can choose realistic oil paintings with classical colors and modern oil paintings with radical colors. Because Chinese students study in foreign art colleges, they mainly accept the college's realistic education. Some people (such as Xu Beihong) are staunch realists and admire realism art.

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