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Iconographic Studies in Contemporary Chinese Landscape Paintin

Shujie Ge


The painting form of traditional Chinese landscape painting mostly refers to the “Three Distances” composition proposed by Guo Xi, a painter of the Song Dynasty, in “Lin Quan Gao Zhi”, while the mainstream painting form of contemporary Chinese landscape painting has innovated the painting form of traditional landscape painting, absorbing and referring to the techniques and ideas of Western painting in the way of “removing its dross and taking its essence”, thus getting rid of the limitations of the traditional “Three Distances” schema. Taking the works of contemporary landscape painters Lu Yushun, Jia Youfu, Zhuo Hejun, and directional as the research object, this paper analyzes the differences in schema between contemporary landscape painting and traditional landscape painting, summarizes the schema characteristics of contemporary landscape painting, and explores the artistic law of “ink should follow the times”.


Landscape painting; Imaging; Composition

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18686/ahe.v7i14.8709