The Cultural Politics of the Brushstroke

Powers, Martin J.
June 2013
Art Bulletin;Jun2013, Vol. 95 Issue 2, p312
Academic Journal
The article focuses on a cultural clash between Western and Chinese art. The article discusses differences in painting, such as the Chinese emphasis on expressionism and brushstrokes, the lack of perspective in Chinese paintings and scholars such as Zou Yigui, who criticized European painting for lack of craftsmanship and Roger Fry, who believed the future of European art would be determined by Asian art. The article goes on to discuss Fry's influence on the way in which Chinese art was regarded by Europeans.


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