Aesthetic Differences in Eastern and Western of Female Figures in Court Ladies Adorning Their Hair with Flowers vs. Las Meninas
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- Court Ladies Adorning Their Hair with Flowers; Las Meninas; the Maids of Honor; female figures; cultural variation; cross-cultural comparative study
East and West are two extremes in the cultural development of the world over thousands of years. As for the aesthetics in female figures, Eastern and Western worlds always show the viewers the beauty and characteristics in two aspects. This paper would explore the differences of beautiful female figures in arts in two cultures to find out the features of two aesthetics and why these features can appear. There were two masterpieces in the long history of two cultures that can be the representatives to show these aesthetic differences, which are Court Ladies Adorning Their Hair with Flowers by Zhou Fang and Las Meninas by Velázquez, one of them is from Tang Dynasty of eastern culture and the other one is from the western country Spain in 17th century. They both utilized royal female figures to represent their own historical distinguishing ideas in beauty. This paper would start with the basic information about paintings and both historical and artists’ backgrounds, then getting into the comparison to searching the differences and similarities. According to this paper, the final conclusion is that although east and west are both pursuing beauty in arts, western people prefer a special sharpness with outstanding feeling, while eastern people always love smoothness and peaceful appearance, which lead two oppositions in the beauty of east and west.
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TY - CONF AU - Helen Lam PY - 2021 DA - 2021/11/29 TI - Aesthetic Differences in Eastern and Western of Female Figures in Court Ladies Adorning Their Hair with Flowers vs. Las Meninas BT - Proceedings of the 2021 3rd International Conference on Literature, Art and Human Development (ICLAHD 2021) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 729 EP - 732 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.211120.133 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.211120.133 ID - Lam2021 ER -