Re: Too un-period?
> From: Ron Martino <yumitori@...>I did say it was art, con art ;) What can I say? I'm a cranky old guy
> We're drifting off-topic, but I'll throw in my standard 'what is art?'
> comments any way...
> I disagree with those who say 'such-and-such is not art'. Sure it is.
who likes art that's at least a little bit representational and I like
my poetry to rhyme. What a dinosaur!
This stuff of course exists in period, some of the ink splash paintings
and super abstracted calligraphy that's unreadable are almost in the
same category. Since many of the upper class in China set themselves up
as the arbiters of taste, many of the schools that didn't fit the
fashion were not successful and most of their works disappeared. In
Japan they saved almost anything they received from China, so some of
the older, less known schools are preserved there.
For a very low brow take on the literati, see "The Flirting Scholar"
with Gong Li. This may be the ONLY happy Gong Li film!