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Preview — The Great Image Has No Form, or On the Nonobject through Painting by François Jullien
The Great Image Has No Form, or On the Nonobject through Painting
In premodern China, elite painters used imagery not to mirror the world around them, but to evoke unfathomable experience. Considering their art alongside the philosophical traditions that inform it, The Great Image Has No Form explores the “nonobject”—a notion exemplified by paintings that do not seek to represent observable surroundings.
François Jullien argues that this nonobjectifyi
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I persisted because I found the idea of a conception of visual reality, quite apart from the reality of surfaces, profoundly stimulating. It has led me to question my own making of visual imagery, and has sent me down previously unimagined paths.
I have the impression that I have on ...more
I will write more about the topic hopefully soon.
Философ Франсуа Жульен написал замечательный труд, анализирующий европейскую и китайскую живопись сравнительно. Труд гигантской сложности - хотя бы потому, что к общим местам кул ...more