In the early 20th Century, western history has entered a new era with the fast development of modernization, industrialization and the technologies. The machines took over the human labor they gradually replace the important role of human in the process of making and change the ways people live, started the fast pace, high speed of modern lifestyle. Modern art approached with a number of painter, sculptures, poets who individually or collectively to redefine through around this century. The new art forms are creative world’s response to the perspective of the new lives and ideas provided by the industrialized and technological advances that results modern society to evolve itself in a new way. Many artists began to experiment and
As the empire becomes stabilized, Ming dynasty reached a big advance in expression in art. In the book Masterworks of Ming and Qing Painting from the Forbidden City, it is said that “The reigns of the Hongwu, Yongle and Xuande emperors were relatively strong and well-organized, supported by a strong agricultural base in the south below the Yangtze river, and by a particularly large and efficient merchant fleet (Howard 22).” and during that time “…great advances in
Art among the Asian-American community was a prized possession. Eastern art was dominated from themes of religion, customs, and expression. There was a diversity in how art was made, as the genres were dimensional, pop-out, and a wide variety of stilled art. Art, of course differed among the sub-types, with each having a different discipline towards eastern art. They include the following:
China’s culture saw some drastic changes during the 19th and 20th centuries, from the influx of new influences from the West to the more culturally sterile regime of Mao Zedong. In the early 20th century, Shanghai was a top cultural center in the East, and its achievements, although almost lost due to decades of conflict and political struggle, were preserved and built upon in Hong Kong and Taiwan. Following the social reforms, post-Mao China was ripe for reintroduction of culture, and Taiwan’s close proximity and similar origins helped smooth the transition and pave the way for China’s return from the cultural dark ages.
Art is a catalyst of change. It can confront both social and political issues as well as providing people with a creative outlet in which they can express their innermost thoughts and feelings - but what effect can art have on our society as a whole? Artists today have the unique ability to connect with people in a creative, innovative way that they can understand and interpret themselves. With this ability, artists are able to express their own views as well as influencing the views of others. Art is an immense part of our world – so much so that we barely even consider its impact upon us – but just how significant is the work of artists in our modern day society?
They had conflicts which caused the central government to begin to fail, while the arts continued to flourish. It would be another 50 years before China would find some sort of stability again.
The future will know the socially, politically, economically, and personally stories of today because of contemporary art. It will share even the minimal detail about the experiences that drove artists and their desires to push society to the extreme in order to prove their point as an attempt to deconstruct the conformity within society. Contemporary art will share the evident paradigm and gradual metamorphism of society between the future and the past. Ordinarily, It will offer a visual glimpse into the surreal reality of this era, and all that surrounds it, and the influences of our
The Art as Social Protest from Diego Rivera y Jose Clemente Orozco was intended for educational purposes and was used in public places where all kinds of people regardless of race and social class could access. Some of the topics were the conquest, the Mexican revolution, industrialization, the main characters of popular culture, popular traditions, Mexican leaders, civil society, the military, socialism, capitalism, etc. Of course, this themes change according to the context in which the muralists were Living.
Ai Weiwei has been influenced by his social context. He grew up in a Beijing, a society that was strict, regimented and allowed for little freedom of expression. Having grown up knowing nothing different, Weiwei was amazed when he moved too the untied states of America. Compared to china, the united states welcomed freedom, personal voices and allowed for a change in social movements. When returning to Beijing after his father fell ill and seeing the complete difference in the two societies, Weiwei was determined to fight for freedom of expression and human rights for the Chinese population. His return to china lead him to produce art works that openly criticises the Chinese government, this lead to him becoming one chinas leading artists. He has said before that "Art is about social change.”
As one of the ancient civilization, the Chinese history could trace back to five millennium years ago. Along with the continuous development of the Chinese society, the artistic and cultural achievements also simultaneously progressed. Bowser Museum exhibits a Chinese collection that portrays the evolution of Chinese art and culture. From the dawn of Chinese civilization Neolithic period to the last imperial Qing dynasty before the Republic of China. Throughout the progress, the Chinese art is continuously adapting to the changing society and combining its cultures to produce various art forms. In this exhibition, each symbol in each artwork is associated with special meaning behind and to reflect some phenomenon of personality or the
Art in ancient China manifested itself through many different forms and mediums. These included ceramics, painting, lacquerware, and sculpture.(The Kingfisher history encyclopedia, 2004, p. 186) During the period from the Tang dynasty to the end of the Ming dynasty, Chinese art flourished. However, during the Song and Mongol dynasties, painting reached its high point in traditional China. (Spielvogel, World history: the human odyssey, 1998, p. 299)
In this essay, I will look at the outpouring of thought, art and literature during the early empire. More so though, I will focus on what factors led to this renewed focus on culture in the early empire. It would seem that there were several factor which would lead to this renewed interest in culture in early China, but the most significant of these factors would be the re-establishment of a strong central government. This re-establishment of a strong central government laid the foundation for cultural growth. It brought with it prosperity to China, through improved infrastructure, such as the canals and graineries. As a result of these improvements, China flourished both economically,
China has about five thousand years history which is a very long period of time. Also, the Chinese civilization was growing with these periods of time and it will continues greater than ever. Many wars and unhappinesses were happening during this period. Although, the time has passed, the histories and the civilizations have not passed. These family virtues, serious, working attitudes, sense of justice and the great Confucian tradition have been deeply assimilated into the Chinese people. Some Chinese traditions are different from North American’s. The Chinese culture has many special characteristics which are very interesting for people to learn.
The Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution, beginning as a campaign targeted at removing Chairman Mao Zedong's political opponents, was a time when practically every aspect of Chinese society was in pandemonium. From 1966 through 1969, Mao encouraged revolutionary committees, including the red guards, to take power from the Chinese Communist party authorities of the state. The Red Guards, the majority being young adults, rose up against their teachers, parents, and neighbors. Following Mao and his ideas, The Red Guard's main goal was to eliminate all remnants of the old culture in China. They were the 'frontline implementers' who produced havoc, used bloody force, punished supposed 'counter
of art as a finished product, signed by the artist and authenticated by the art market,