Eugene Y. Wang. Chinese Art: A Story of Haze (Part Two)
Eugene Y. Wang continues his discussion of haze effects in Chinese art with a look at
the 20th century, when the medium of Chinese painting increasingly became a
contentious issue. Encounters with art forms of other cultures in the previous centuries
had never quite shaken the Chinese self-confidence in their own art. However, the
Western powers’ intrusion in China in the early decades of the 20th century made the
reckoning inevitable. The article explores the Chinese encounter with the new style of
Japanese painting and the different meanings invested in haze.