About Asian Art

How to appreciate Asian Art and Painting

Asian art and painting are an important part of Asian culture, rooted in the soil of national culture. It is not simply constrained on appearance but also emphasizes the likeness of spirit. In China and Japan, for example, which are located in East Asia, brush, ink, and rice paper are used as special materials to construct a unique perspective theory, boldly and freely breaking the constraints of time and space, and possessing a high degree of generalization and imagination.

The excellent techniques and methods not only endow traditional painting with an act of unique artistic courage, and they are increasingly used for reference by modern art in the world. The painting emphasizes "drawing artistic inspiration from both within and without", capturing the spirit beyond form, and accurate both in form and in spirit. It includes figure painting, landscape painting, flower, and bird painting. The painting techniques include red and blue, ink painting, freehand brushwork, fine brushwork, and line drawing.

With the gradual stability of the social economy and unprecedented prosperity in the field of culture and art, many great painters who love life and admire art have emerged. Painters of the past dynasties have created famous paintings that last forever.


Classification by subject

Flower and Bird Painting

Depiction of flowers, bamboo, birds and animals, insects and fish as the main part.

Landscape Painting

These are paintings that have natural scenery of mountains and rivers as the main theme. There are mainly green, Gold green jade, Boneless Painting, light-reddish-purple, ink, and other forms. In terms of artistic expression, it conveys the operating position and creative concept.

Portrait Painting

Portrait painting strives to portray the character's personality vividly and with both form and spirit. His expressive method often puts the expression of the character's character in the rendering of the environment, atmosphere, body, and dynamics. Therefore, in the theory of portrait paintings, portrait painting is also called "vivid."


Classification by skill

Ink Painting

Ink painting refers to the pure use of ink in traditional Chinese painting. Zhang Yanyuan's "Famous paintings through the ages: "Five colors emerge from ink." The so-called "five colors" is explained in various ways. Some refer to burnt, dark, heavy, light, and blue, while others believe they are dark, light, dry, wet, and black. In fact, they are all referred to the richness of ink color.

Chinese Painting Showing Fine Details

Most of them advocate realism and seek similarity in form. According to this painting method, you should first locate the position of items, and draw the outline, then fill in colors separately, and use pink and daisies to draw the scenery with precise and delicate brushwork.


Japanese painting

Japanese painting was strongly influenced by Chinese painting and Western painting in ancient and modern times. The painters changed their technique and theme greatly, forming a lot of mixed products.