Social Expectations in the Artist’s Image Construction and Art Interpretation in Ming and Qing China (78568)

Session Information: Social, Political and Community Agendas in the Arts
Session Chair: Qian Cui

Monday, 27 May 2024 11:30
Session: Session 2
Room: Room B (Live-Stream)
Presentation Type: Live-Stream Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 9 (Asia/Tokyo)

Some renowned literati artists in Chinese art history possess distinctive images. As stated by Otto Kurz and Ernst Kris, it was society’s attitude toward the artist, the comments and views of contemporaries and posterity, that constructed the artist's image. This is especially noticeable in the anecdotes included in artists’ biographies. Since Chinese literati, who were the authors of the writings that constructed the image of the traditional Chinese artist, dominated art and social discourse, they were able to mold artists’ images to meet their social expectations developed in different eras by leveraging their words. These social expectations would also be reflected in subsequent art creations. Therefore, my focus lies on analyzing the social contexts of the artist’s image construction and art development.
In this presentation, I will explore the social expectations surrounding the construction and remolding of an artist’s image in different times, with Ni Zan 倪瓚 (1301-1374) and Tang Yin 唐 寅 (1470-1523) as representative examples. These artists are known for their widely circulated anecdotal images. My hope is that this study will not only provide one explanation for the gradual construction of artists’ images and their role in the analysis of actual artistic creations, but will also suggest insights into Chinese culture and history.

Yuqing Sun, Charles University, Czech Republic

About the Presenter(s)
Ms Yuqing Sun is a University Doctoral Student at Charles University in Czech Republic

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