Asians have always been very particular about and
proud of their cultures. And one of the most common ways to peek into any
culture is by looking at the fine art production of it. Asians have also
produced beautiful pieces of fine art over the years. Fine art in Asia has
always been very intricate and traditional, distinguishing itself from western
art and modern art. It can be further classified into several different forms
as follows Japanese art.
A wide range of styles are covered by the Japanese which
include calligraphy, pottery, in paining, sculpting and much more. They have
built magnificent pagodas as an example of architectural art (something like
the Chinese). Japanese art boasts of being full of colors and detailed designs.
They have constantly made use of paper in innovative ways and practiced a lot
of origami as well. Indian art This can further be classified into areas such
as sculpting, temples and structure making, tribal art, frescos and much more.
Throughout Indian art, one can see a great use of
bronze being done. Many bronze sculptures of Hindu gods and goddesses are still
made. Ajanta and Ellora caves are home to some great looking frescos. Jewelry
making has also been one of the oldest legacies of the Indian subcontinent. Contemporary
art has also been found in India in the works on leading artists as they have
started finding new and radical directions for their art.
Islamic art You can look through all the fine art in Asia,
but you won't find a match to the architectural prowess of the Islamic
sculptors and builders. Their art is characterized by domes. The Taj Mahal is
the most perfect example of Islamic art. Another thing unique to their style is
that the Islamic builders did not use paint. Gem stones were ground and used to
fill color in the structures. Intricate and complex designs are a common sight
and great symmetry can be found in their works. They have built some world-famous
mosques. Chinese art It is known to be a visual art. This art dates to the
stone age. The Chinese are known to be great casters of alloys like bronze.
They have also made extensive use of jade which makes
them stand apart from other fine art in Asia and that of the world in general.
Jade was used in burial sites. The Chinese have also used their art for
decorative purposes mainly. During the latter stages of civilization, its art
has been influenced by the Buddhists as well. Buddhist art This was also
originated in the Indian subcontinent only.
Buddhist art has made its way into central Asia, China and even Afghanistan. It includes mostly sculptures depicting the life of Buddha and his teachings and rules. Some of the most important and renowned sculpture sites of Buddhists are the Mogao and Bingling temple caves, the Dazu rock carvings and the Longmen Grottoes. This way, we know that most fine art in Asia was inspired by tradition, religion and culture. It has left an impressive legacy.
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