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originally posted by: TheLaughingGod
I really wasn't looking for opinions on the pieces themselves but no harm in that I suppose.. What I asked was is Japanese traditional art simple in its style? Specifically in comparison to renaissance art. An easy yes or no question.
I can't say I agree with you about the mural.. I find it comparable to the work of a child but each to his own I suppose. How do you know the technique was new when this piece was made though?
Asian artists would completely fail if their mission was to paint like European painters
To be vulnerable to cheap sentiment and hyperbole is not a good thing in any way at all.
Good taste and critical judgement are what prevent us from falling victim to sentiment
Aesthetics is a fascinating subject
- Japanese art is rather simplistic.
- Postmodern art is complete trash.
- The work of Utamaro...is stylistically closer to comics than renaissance art.
- The murals at Ajanta...are lacking in technique.
Mass produced Indian art...is technically superior to this mural from Ajanta.
I understand that you weren't saying one is better than the other
Actually, he or she was. They were claiming an attack on taste as an attack on character. This implies that people with bad taste are people of bad character. They were trying to refute my accusation of bad taste, and thus, presumably, rehabilitate their reputation for good character.