|Chinese to English: Li Baohua’s Painting Handiwork: the Tranquil Anguish of Creation|
General field: Art/Literary
Detailed field: Art, Arts & Crafts, Painting
|Source text - Chinese|
|Translation - English|
Regarded as an age-old craft, painting needs to maintain both its own unique qualities and the subject’s texture. This requires persistent technical training and an accurate observation of objects’ physical properties. Within a work, there is not necessarily a question posed of whether or not there is advancement. Nudes and portraits, still life and landscapes: A painter, if working in the spirit of Morandi, spends his whole life depicting what’s in front of him until he realizes the intimate relationship between objects as well as the insistent relationship between himself and his subject. Classical paintings, by their enduring and unwavering nature, continuously welcome the changes in innovation that accompanies the passage of time. From the concrete to the abstract, how to integrate the definite with the ambiguous is the fundamental predicament of modern art that had begun when Cezanne accepted the ambiguous and uncompleted nature that characterized the Impressionist movement.