Chinese Visual Language in European Chinoiserie Porcelain: Lost Meanings and New Ways of Artistic Expression
- 10.2991/assehr.k.200907.010How to use a DOI?
- visual language, Chinoiserie, Porcelain, China, European art
European potters, having become acquainted with Chinese porcelain, in the 18th century launched an investigation of the methods and ways of reading structural and semantic formations characteristic of the language of foreign art. Chinese artists painting porcelain items sought not only the beauty of form, composition and color, i.e. visual aesthetics, but at the same time conveyed deep philosophical meanings and truths. This system of traditional representations was adopted by the Europeans, who, through the prism of their own ideas and tastes, inserted their subjective understanding in their creative works. The study is aimed to discuss European and Chinese reading/ translation strategies to interpret and translate visual language and texts in the process of artistic communication between the two traditions in the context of intercultural dialogue. Comparative analysis of visual language characteristic of Chinese ceramics and European chinoiserie makes possible identification of particular symbols and ideas which were lost or misread in the process of interpretation and translation, as exemplified by the study of porcelain pieces.
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TY - CONF AU - Ekaterina V. Lyakhovich PY - 2020 DA - 2020/09/07 TI - Chinese Visual Language in European Chinoiserie Porcelain: Lost Meanings and New Ways of Artistic Expression BT - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Art Studies: Science, Experience, Education (ICASSEE 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 52 EP - 60 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.200907.010 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.200907.010 ID - Lyakhovich2020 ER -