Through painting, one could reach a further understanding of Tao or rather repossess his ancestors knowledge of Tao. The Tao, with its associated notions of oneness of "spirit and matter," the external flux of all things, the resolution of opposites, and the significance of the nonexhistant, was the cornerstone on which Chinese based theirpainting and their theories of painting It is the search for understanding that drives the artist-scholar to paint. Shen Chou, an artist from the Ming Dynasty tells of his new found knowledge and cleansed mind which he has reached through only experiencing nature. His words are translated from the calligraphy in Night Vigil (above, center). Through mental abstinence and by sitting alone by the light of the flickering candle long into the night, I must pursue both the [outer] principals of things and the wondorous [inner] workings of the mind.
Analysis; Bailey used colour and value elements in his painting. In his artwork he used the three primary colours of red, yellow and blue. He showed value by how he blends the colours to make it of lighter and darker shades throughout the painting. The principles Bailey used were
The skillful shading and smooth finish of the petals draw attention to the vibrancy of the flowers. The contrast between the dark shades in the middle of the flower shows the depth & detail to the painting. As an artist she liked to balance the picture in all ways, so that if the painting was to be folded in half, both sides would be about the same. The scale of the painting is amazing. She truly believed in painting the flower close up to show the full detail, instead of painting a flower to the true scale whereas you would only see a tiny flower.
In creating a majestic artwork, it is often the artist who imposes certain molding so that the craft will appear according to the message the artist wants to convey. He performs every stroke and every pinch considering the objects future form and the thoughts that will soon linger amongst the gazers. However, sculptress, Julie Lluch took her dedication to artistry to a very personal level. She permitted the medium to have its way of expressing its views about the world. Thus, Thinking Nude encompassed the qualities of a truly individualistic opus.
Instead, they placed more emphasis on the “structure, content, and formal order” ("Impressionism & post-impressionism,"). They liked to use unnatural colors and use geometric shapes, unlike the Impressionist’s use of soft lines and natural colors. Also, instead of painting outdoors to capture the moment, Post-Impressionist painted in a studio, and their paintings were based on the emotion and concept of the artist (Emelda, 2011). Like the Impressionists, however, they believed the originality of the painting was important. Like many artists of the 1880’s, the Post-Impressionist wanted to portray “emotion and intellect as well as the visual imagery” ("Post impressionist,").
By doing this, they are able to figure out what type of paint and style was used, along with whom the artist was that painted it. The restorer has to clean off whatever dirt or grime remains on the painting; however, he needs to be wary of what kind of varnish was used. The two substances could have an unwanted reaction, possibly resulting in the painting degrading faster. Two Italian researchers working at the University of Florence came up with a compound that safely and effectively cleans up portraits with old, acrylic polymer. The trick was to use small, concentrated amounts of these transparent chemicals.
The process of a successful hair color includes picking and choosing the right color, having the workspace and materials and most importantly following the manufacturer’s instructions. The first thing is to choose the right color. When selecting a hair color make sure it looks good with skin tone. If hair is red, for example, reconsider changing hair to a platinum blond because it is very difficult color to change. Also, bleaching can extremely damage healthy hair.
Explain why artists use re-contextualisation when making art. In your answer refer to a range o examples. Recontextualising is the process of extracting an original meaning and placing it in another context. Artists recontextualise for various reasons, some to provoke the audience, like Duchamp while others do it as a reaction towards their experiences, a good example are the Chinese Artists. Ai Wei Wei and Xu Bing are well known artists that recontextualise their artwork.
Heal is the last step into achieving great balance in life. After being fully comfortable with Maintain, and Enhance, Healing is where a person turns all his/her human potential into meditation and into a spiritual form. Further research in Chinese medicine indicates that acupuncture is another form of traditional healing practice that involves placing needles through the skin of the body to achieve the flow of energy from within. The flow of energy is produced through the slight sensation of pain that signals the brain to release natural endorphins and increase the body’s circulation. To understand acupuncture a person has to understand the meaning of Chi.
Effects on nerve system 5 5. Conclusion 6 6. BIBLIOGRAPHY 7 Acupuncture Acupuncture – overview Acupuncture is an integral part of the glorious culture of the Chinese nation. It is a form of treatment announces the body to heal naturally. It involves the insertion of fine, sterile needles into specific sites (acupuncture points) along the body’s meridians to clear energy blockages and encourage the normal flow of qi through the individual.