Comparing Arts And Design Of American And Chinese-Born Artists


Comparing Arts And Design Of American And Chinese-Born Artists

Originated in the tumultuous ambiance of post-world war(II) Newyork, abstract expressionism has transformed itself to suit the needs of arts and design of the twentieth century. It then went on to become one of the most influential movements of its time. The first-generation artists of abstract expressionism were mostly European immigrants in American soil. The characteristic feature of this movement was the gestural application of colors and heroism on an individualistic basis. However, these features are clear markers of the post-war trauma and the much-needed embalming effect. The Chinese immigrants got into this movement when it reached Paris.

Arts And Design Of Franz Kline & Walasse Ting

Walasse ting after returning to NY from Paris brought with himself significant gestural works like the Shooting star. So, Ting’s style of action painting was in the strain of kline. The art informal movement inspired ting to take it up.

Masterpieces Of Philip Guston & Zao Wou-ki

Comparing Arts And Design Of American And Chinese-Born Artists
Comparing Arts And Design Of American And Chinese-Born Artists

Philip Guston’s The Visit had its roots in rough brushwork and textures of oil paintings. However, the individuality of the artist was reflected in his curious nature of deciphering the Nature of Art and creation. His philosophical musings can be located in the works of his Chinese counterpart.

Zao Wou-ki’s The Untitled was inspired after his meeting with Guston in the US during his four-year staycation. Semi-abstract glyphs mark the oil masterpiece, connotating the ancient Chinese characters. However, the Abstractness and metaphysical strokes bear a striking resemblance with Guston’s The Visit

Masterpieces Of Mark Rothko & Chu Teh-Chun

Rothko’s interest in the unconscious and the nuanced sense of space bears alikeness with traditional paintings of China. The Untitled acrylic planes floating in his masterpiece are the features of abstract expressionism.

Hence, no. 144 of Chu Teh-Chun is adorned with poetic undertones and sentimental currents of the expressionism.

Masterpieces Of Helen Frankenthaler & Zhang Daqian

However, winter Shore was the first painting of the soak stain technique, on unprimed canvas, of Helen’s oeuvre. Abstract use of atmosphere evokes the theme of expressionism.

Daqian, on the other hand, hailing from the pedigree of Chinese traditionalists adapted to Western and European modernism, institutes splash ink technique in his work. Hence, his masterpiece Rumbling thunder over city gates shares the depiction of weather with Frankenthaler’s work.

Masterpieces Of Kenneth Noland & Hsiao Chin

However, Hailed as one of the chief explorers of Abstract expressionism, Noland employed a four-color chevron formation in his masterpiece, Dry Choice. He used a fusion of geometry and colors to create eccentric forms and figures.

Chin, a Taiwan born artist in her greatest masterpiece The Power Of Meditation, institutes Buddhist consciousness. So, in her stylistic similarities with Noland, she uses individualistic uniformity and diagonal orientation. These borrowings show a hybrid abstraction of European and American modernism.

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However, a merge of the Occidental and the oriental on an artistic plane is bound to create ingenue works. Abstract expressionism, as a movement, harmonized two art cultures in an olio of traditional and individualistic influences. 

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