CAI GUO-QIANG’S "GUNPOWDER PICTURES" AS DIALOGUE BETWEEN THE EAST AND THE WEST IN MODERN ART
Shan Jingyu Saint Petersburg Stieglitz State Academy of Art and Design
Abstract. The article considers the conception of dialogue between eastern and western art represented in the Chinese painter Cai Guo-Qiang’s creative work. The study focuses on "gunpowder pictures" created by Cai Guo-Qiang after emigration. The author analyses the peculiarities of the painter’s creative ideology and the distinctive features of his works. Providing an art criticism analysis of Cai Guo-Qiang’s symbolic "gunpowder pictures" created at the end of the XX - the beginning of the XXI century the paper examines the conception of using traditional eastern and innovative western elements in his artistic practice. The author conducts a comparative analysis of the Chinese art critics’ views regarding the painter’s creative work and his contribution to art, to the development of intercultural dialogue between the East and the West. Cai Guo-Qiang’s creative work influence on modern global art is analysed.
Key words and phrases: Цай Гоцян, пороховые картины, инсталляция, диалог между Востоком и Западом, китайские традиции, западные новации, современная монументальная живопись, Cai Guo-Qiang, gunpowder pictures, installation, dialogue between the East and the West, Chinese traditions, western innovations, modern monumental painting.
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