Create a journal entry: Engaging with art
art as a door opener
For me engaging with Chinese art is a sensual approach to Chinese society. I consider this approach a kind of door opener to Chinese society. Being touched by an artistic work arouses my interest in the artist, in his personal living conditions and in the society he lives in. But I think to better understand Chinese society it is necessary to have other sources as well, e.g. knowledge of Chinese history, sociology, politics. Otherwise I think the emotions provided by an artistic work tell more about the beholder than about the artist or the society he is part of.