When we think about oriental art, we often imagine Asian style artworks created somewhere in China or Japan. But Eastern fine art includes a huge number of smaller art forms and movements created in different countries of Asian region.
Main characteristics of Eastern style art
Eastern art is mostly folk art of nationalities that inhabit Asia and South-Eastern Asia. Eastern art features traditional for all its styles:
- philosophical depth of each painting;
- using bright colours in artworks created within Thai, Indonesian, Balinese and some other art;
- strict and temperate techniques of Japanese or Chinese art.
It is traditional for Asian cultures to create paintings for religious purposes, that’s why many of them are located in temples and other religious buildings. But, as any other folk art style, they also feature episodes from rural life or landscapes. Portraits of famous warriors or emperors are also popular.
Though this style involves many smaller movements, all of them were strongly influenced by various religious studies — for example, think about brightly coloured Indian mandalas.
Chinese and Japanese art are a little different, both developed in strict atmosphere and focused on depicting landscapes, warriors and development of calligraphy skills. Colours and mediums were also a little different — artists mostly worked with black ink.
One thing that unites different Eastern styles is its mythological ’language’. Almost all works represent imaginary objects. Even landscapes are embellished with unreal elements.
Eastern style artworks at online gallery ART.biz
Our online art store offers for sale original paintings by both artists living in Asia region and masters from other countries who created their works inspired by Asian art. We work only with the original paintings, so buying at ART.biz you can be sure that the artwork is unique and exists in one copy only.
Each painting has a detailed description of its size, medium, age. With a help of preview you can see how the work will look like on the wall of your house or office and see its size comparing to people standing next to the painting.
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