世界上的美大致分为三种：一是当然赐予人类的美，大家称这种美为名贵;另一种是全人类自个儿成立的人为的美。这几个人造美满含时髦、设计、照片、化妆、卡通、饮食、求偶(courtship卡塔尔国、美艳的妇女(coquetteryState of Qatar、礼物、建筑、桥墩、门、青春、历险经验等等，非常五光十色。而在上述如此之多的美好事物中，唯有艺术的美是特殊的。
大致大家中的很四个人都存有对童年时的玩具snowball(一种玻璃球，球内有装修有小屋等，将球体倒置挥动，会有雪样的事物飘落卡塔尔的光明纪念。在圆形的弹子内，一望无际的郊野上飘落着鹅毛白露，炊烟从小木屋的钢筋混凝土烟囱中冉冉升起，美貌的圣诞树暗暗提示着幸福清幽的家园生活。端详着那玻璃球的儿女们，不由得都会被那美好的所有的事所掀起，并期盼着能够交融个中。但她俩飞快会驾驭，这么些心愿是无计可施完成的，并据此而深感低沉。有的孩子以致不惜打破玻璃球，以求一触那个美好的社会风气。但那么些非常的手腕端来她们的则是更加大的波折感。直到有一天，孩子们长大中年人，才对 snowball 逐步变得无动于衷。艺术正是长大了的公众的 snowball。它就恍如是具体世界中的玻璃做成的神秘的空中，歌唱家们细腻入微地回味理解生活就疑似在吟味艺术这么些充满魔力的世界。人们在各样照片、风尚设计、化妆、礼品包装等地点显示出来的认为恐怕唯有是某种感到，只怕是因而培养的以为，但方法却不用如此单纯，它是美术大师自个儿对生存的感触、对世界的见地即音乐家世界观的变现。因而，如若大家从艺术品中得到了某种感动，那自然是赏识者与乐师本身对待世界的眼光达到了某种程度的等同，形成了同感。叔本华说：艺术是人品本身(art is personality itself卡塔尔， 布丰也波及艺术是灵魂的面相( art is physiognomy of the soulState of Qatar。由此，唯有艺术技巧将人内在的魂魄表现出来，而这种灵魂的表现是大家所不恐怕深入分析的。大家所能做到的，可是是体会到它所传达的音信之所以受到震憾，又只怕未能体会到它的唤起，而将其忽略这两个之一而已。
艺术家江衡通过带刺的语言来发表物神化的世界。他笔下的淑女们无一不切合大家欧洲人的审美，妖娆、艳丽、性感，而我辈从那么些肖似青春与雅观的佳丽身上呼吸道感染受到的是实际中的庞大的空洞与无语。实际上，他画的并非这个美人，而是大家的切实世界。今世社会复杂(complex卡塔尔国、多变(labile卡塔尔国不安定(unstable卡塔尔(قطر，迷茫(distance卡塔尔国、无常(transienceState of Qatar、暧昧(obscurity卡塔尔(قطر是它的本色。而为了所谓的人生的不外乎(universal summation of life卡塔尔，即财富与名气，也只可是是为了获得世俗的爱而作的架空的奋力罢了。相近，今世情势也很难开脱出这种社会背景去。今世方法失去了米开朗琪罗、达芬奇、伦勃朗、 歌德那个人文主义文化的表示所具备的光环。这时候的法子将形象(formState of Qatar与灵魂(soul卡塔尔(قطر、静止(stasis卡塔尔(قطر与动态(movement卡塔尔(قطر、形象化的上空(pictorial space卡塔尔国与叙事性的光阴(narrative time卡塔尔完美地共未来了一起。而活着在至今一代，在社会上扮演各个角色的民众(social actors卡塔尔(قطر，借用叔本华的的话说，就像在永恒也爱莫能助满意的私欲的洪流中飘荡的孩子们。对于满含知识分子、歌唱家、劳动者、国家公务员等在内的有所大家来讲，那是叁个由多姿多彩阴暗的零散堆叠起来的并不全面包车型地铁一代。
而江衡的办法就是扎根于其绰有余裕地招呼那临时期、积极等待那有的时候代的腾飞的开朗的硬挺之中。被不菲的文化成分环绕着的大家体会到的各个体会，相对不是一点意义都没有的。今世社会的各个媒体本质上都具有冲突的习性，每一个人是力所不及心获得持有别的个人的感触的，但还要又无法一心将具有的事物都反义词:洗耳恭听。这些时代的学识还栖息在不停进化的级差，而江衡的点子世界为我们提供了超越那一个不鲜明、不成熟的气象，况且期望在下二个季节，在由被欲望的洪流带给的晴到积云的零碎聚成堆而成的土壤上得以具备收获的信念。他的分流的货品(stray object卡塔尔国体系、偶像(idolsState of Qatar连串尽管批判了眼下提到的阴霾的知识土壤，但依旧不行旺盛地强调了画画的七个力点-- 美与和煦。他批判那几个社会不创造的一派，但也决不息灭希望。他不是无条件地不肯社会的失去平衡，而是为了展望更远的地点而闭上双眼不断内省。在她的著述中，美丽的才女任凭在相当受令人联想到男人生殖器(phallus卡塔尔的安全套、手枪的威慑，被同一能够联想到男性生殖器的复合弓射伤流血照旧服用了药丸而沉醉于幻想的世界时，都保持着美丽而又灿烂的微笑。这也正代表了江衡本身对于失去平衡、充满不明显的社会并不抛弃，相反充满了特别地信赖与爱情的情态。
其实，江衡是90年间中叶以中华夏族民共和国华盛顿为主导展开的漫画一代美术运动中最具代表性的美术大师。在神州美术历史上竟然世界美术历史上，将卡通或漫画、动画等作为雕减重裁，以致吸引以此为主体的图腾运动依然第二次。本次版画运动在华夏南边福建省以新竹为中央波澜不惊地开展时，正超出以京城为主干的玩世现实主义 (Cynical Realism卡塔尔 和Pope艺术(Political Pop卡塔尔国完满完美落幕的时候。这两场活动发起的观点有着显明的两样。与前面三个反驳官方主流的猛烈供给比较，卡通一代则是三遍寻找是怎样给大家带给了震慑、反省自身的成长进程，质询内部世界真相的航行。华盛顿市周边自由都市香港(Hong Kong卡塔尔，又是离政治中央北京最远的叁个大都会，因而得以相比便于地接触西方观念与知识。卡通一代不再追问世界是哪些而是从事于追求小编是哪些。在南美洲，生于70年份的一代人在贰零零玖年的今后都已经30多岁，虽然她们尚未曾中年人为社会的严重性力量，但却是亲身经历了最多变化的不时。他们不能像上一代相近无条件采纳西方守旧就能够成为人才，而得直面更为激烈的世界化角逐，温暖的咱们庭社会逐步走远，他们不能不独自玩耍独自承当全体。爸妈教给他们的仅仅的、无条件的爱和他们直面的有选拔、有标准的爱更使得他们最为郁结。在全路欧洲，那个时候期的公众的协同点正是在激烈变动的都会景致中，利用游玩、卡通等轻便开心的手法来补偿心情的空缺。而江衡大致是众多的漫画一代音乐家中独一四个将表面世界与小编完善融入在合作的美术师。他用积极的姿态拥抱充满变动、不安、失去平衡的现世生活。正如本人前面提到的，任何单纯的卡通固然与江衡创作的艺术形象十二分貌似，但带来观众的体会却是天差地别的,理由正是因为它们未有被付与在与外表世界冲突、融入的经过中开放的江衡的神魄。以后的10年中，70时代出生的大家将立足于世界的主导。作者从江衡的艺术文章中看看了我们所创设并为之超慢的广泛意义上的记得和无需付费。
yth2206游艇会，A look at The Garden of Earthly Delights Hieronymus, a triptych by Dutch painter Hieronymus Bosch, guides the viewer to the full gamut of human life in history condensed into a single work of art. The Three Poisons (i.e. greed, hatred and delusion), Seven Vices, Earthly Delights and their surroundings dominate the painting via the symbolic language represented by a bird. The word vogel in modern German means bird which had been widely used since the Middle Ages as a common expression for sexual intercourse in art works. The Boschs painting lets its viewers instantly know the meaning of truth, morality and beauty that mankind seeks after. In his painting, viewers recollections about what is life, how we lead a good life, and what results are made from this life are not separated from each other but integrated to make a whole.
A modern Chinese painter Jiang Heng tried to construct on his painting the same agony that troubled Hieronymus Bosch five hundred years ago when he painted The Garden of Earthly Delights. One may argue that there is a difference between the two: The Boschs panels display imaginary aspects of human life painted to highlight the value of life in this world while Jiangs work raise a question via dramatization of distorted reality what is the valuable life. The pictures by Bosch may hurt the viewers sensibility by guiding them to the conventional judgment that the beauty imprinted in their brain via idolatry, fashion and exaggeratedly beautified women is directly related with the market. The pain from the judgment is then soon replaced by a sense of freshness or even hope. We may not feel the same sense from similar images in cartoons, magazines and still pictures from animated films, but quite mysteriously the Jiangs pictures make us have the same feeling.
One may divide beauty into two categories. One is that given by nature to mankind as a gift, and we call it sublimity. The other is the artificial one, the beauty made by mankind. This manmade beauty appears through various media including fashion, design, photography, makeup, cartoon, caricature, food, courtship, coquettery, gift, architecture, bridge post, door, youth and adventure tale. Here, however, we tend to divide the artistic beauty from the beauty mentioned above.
Many of us have a loving memory of snowball that we had in our childhood days. The memory often contains a landscape consisting of snowy field unfolding itself as if in a magic glass ball, a cottage with smoking chimney and a Christmas tree inside it. It creates a perfect scene for a happy family. A boy looking into the glass bowl is soon drawn into the world of magic unfolded by the fascinating landscape in it. His journey into the magical world abruptly comes to an end, however, because he soon realizes that he cannot be part of the world. He yearns to get into it even by breaking the ball by dropping it onto a hard surface. The excessive method leads him only to a larger frustration. It is only after he has grown into an adult that he can have full understanding of the snowballs secret and contemplate it with the artists indifference. Art is the Snowball of the people who are grown up. Art is the world of magic which is effectively divided from the real world. Indulgence into this magical space is the same as the participation in the way the artist looks at the world. Sensibility that created fashion, photography, design, makeup or gift wrapping is nothing but sensibility. It may have been born or made. Art, however, transcends simple sensibility. It is the whole of what an artist feels and knows intuitively as he or she lives on in this world. It is the way he or she looks at the world, that is, the symbol of his or her world view. If one is moved by a work of art, then, it means that he or she is moved by the way the artist looks at the world via the work. The situation may be better explained by the Schopenhauers expression, art is personality itself, or Buffons, art is physiognomy of the soul. One can safely conclude, then, that art is the only means with which we can reveal our soul to the world. Similarly, we cannot analyze this expression of the soul. We feel it and are moved, or just pass by it without any sense of feeling.
As suggested above, the Jiang Hengs soul reveals the fetishistic world with tangible language. His women, who are well trimmed to fit the sensibility of Asian viewers, turn into stuffed specimens by rich sensuality, eroticism and hallucination surrounding them. The surface of the stuffed samples still maintains the same beauty of a living thing, but they are in reality lifeless, affecting the viewers sensibility. The women in Jiangs work do not represent female sex in mankind but rather symbolize the contemporary world we live in. The todays social reality is too complex, too labile and too unstable. It might be better described with the words such as distance, transience and obscurity. His women are engaged in nothing but fruitless efforts to gain wealth, fame and love in baser sense of the word which are often dubbed as universal summation of life. Contemporary artists also feel it hard to flee from this social reality. Their art lost the aura created by culture based on rich artistic heritage from old masters such as Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt and Goethe. The art established by these great masters is marked by a perfect symbiotic relationship between form and soul, stasis and movement, and pictorial space and narrative time. The social actors who direct the contemporary world are, however, the children, as Schopenhauer once said, who are adrift on the cold waves of desire that can never be satisfied. For those who live todays world, which include intellectuals, artists, workers and public servants, life is nothing but a dark pile of pulverized individuals, obsession and a lack of well-wrought codes.
The beauty of Jiangs art is in the optimistic view with which he can give a room for the spirit of todays chaos. The emotions sweeping our existence surrounded by numerous cultural elements will never be meaningless. However, it is not that every individual is given a significant meaning. Todays media exhibit nature that makes them clash with each other. An individual is instable because it can neither digest all the elements that form itself nor defy them outright, because culture of our time is remained within the narrow-minded process leading to the well-made codes. The current location of Jiangs art is where he is convinced of, and waits for, the next years rich harvest produced in the dark sedimentary soil offered by the uncomfortable, bad-tempered and cruel waves of desire. His series of stray objects and idols criticize the aforementioned cultural soil, but the form of his painting maintains a tense conflict between the two force points, beauty and symmetry. He criticizes the contemporary world he lives in but never tries to slaughter it. He does not unreservedly defy the vertigo created by the todays world but rather tries to contemplate it to get prospects further away. The degraded objects and women in his paintings never lose the bright, beautiful smile even when they are under threat from phallic condoms or guns, blooded by the phallic arrows, or estranged from the reality via phallic pills. The images show that Jiang never gives up his boundless trust and love for the world despite the chaotic situation succumbing it.
As is widely known, Jiang Heng is a leading player of the Guangzhou-based Cartoon Generation that dominated the Chinese art world in the late 1990s. It was a rare phenomenon not just in China but the entire world that cartoon or animation emerged as a major artistic movement in painting. The movement began in Guangzhou, a city of southern China, by the time when the Cynical Realism and Political Pop in Beijing were nearing the end of their success. These two art movements were running for different goals. The first was, for instance, a powerful message for the outer worlds, social and political worlds, whereas the second, Cartoon Generation, was a journey in which artists were seeking after a question of identity concerning the questions, what affected us and how we grow.
The geographical condition of Guangzhou as a neighboring city of Hong Kong and one of the faraway metropolises from Beijing, the capital of China, helped the city to become one of the Chinas first cities to contact liberal Western culture. The artists of the Cartoon Generation were the first Chinese artists who raised questions such as what is the world? and what am I? Those who were born in Asia in the 1970s are now in their 30s. They may not be the principal axis of the society but one may say that they form a generation with richer experiences because the last three decades were one of the most tumultuous periods in Chinese history. Unlike their predecessors, western values didnt let them automatically promoted to the elite group, and the currents of globalization led them from the traditional family-based society to the age of limitless competition between individuals. They were of the generation who learned of life not from their parents but who had to suffer a sense of futility from the freedom guaranteed from selective love. The common point linking the generation across entire Asia is that they tended to spend more time on computer games and cartoons within the urban landscapes suffering rapid urbanization. Jiang Heng has been almost the only artist of the entire members of the Cartoon Generation who was able to reconcile the outside society and the self forming the inner world. He embraces this chaotic and whimsical world with devoted love. As mentioned above, both simple cartoons and complex artistic images by Jiang generate different moods among viewers despite their outward similarities thanks to his soul fully bloomed in the process of its conflict and reconciliation with the outside world. Our world in a decade from now will be dominated by the generation of people who were born in the 1970s. I find in the art of Jiang Heng the universal memory and obligation of the world that we generate and perform.