A discussion of the peculiar significance of water in Western and Oriental art, which ?shows how water's restless, shifting form lends itself to a variety of metaphorical meanings particularly appropriate to the modern age. Features ?a wealth of images by artists from East and West including Fu Baoshi, Shi Tao, Wei Zixi, Fang Rending, Bernini, Turner, Monet, Picasso, Mondrian and Kandinsky.
About the Author
David Clarke is professor of fine arts at the University of Hong Kong. He has written several books including Hong Kong x 24 x 365: A Year in the Life of a City and Hong Kong Art: Culture and Decolonization, the latter also published by Reaktion Books.
Table of Contents
1 The Place of Water in European Art
2 Monet and the Surface of Water
3 Paths to Dissolution: Water and Abstract Art
4 Raining, Drowning and Swimming: Fu Baoshi and Water
5 The Watery Turn in Contemporary Chinese Art