Event Title

The Art of Being: A Study of the Relationship Between Daoism and Art

Location

CSU 201

Start Date

5-4-2011 9:00 AM

End Date

5-4-2011 10:30 AM

Student's Major

Art

Student's College

Arts and Humanities

Mentor's Name

Alisa Eimen

Mentor's Department

Art

Mentor's College

Arts and Humanities

Description

Ever since the beginning of time, artists have been inspired by the religion they choose to follow. Sometimes religion was the subject, but more often than not, one had to really dig deeper into a work of art to understand the religious meaning. In my paper, I focused on contemporary Chinese artist Song Dong, who uses his artistic abilities to reflect the ideals of Daoism. Focusing on a couple of more well known works by Song Dong, one can see that he shows how one is able to move down the path to lead a more full life through the Dao. In this paper, I took my discussion along the path of the major themes of Daoism, relating it back to a piece from the Han era of China, and then related all of this to Song Dong‘s pieces and provided one with the inevitable fact of how religion, whether intentional or not, can influence a work of art.

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Apr 5th, 9:00 AM Apr 5th, 10:30 AM

The Art of Being: A Study of the Relationship Between Daoism and Art

CSU 201

Ever since the beginning of time, artists have been inspired by the religion they choose to follow. Sometimes religion was the subject, but more often than not, one had to really dig deeper into a work of art to understand the religious meaning. In my paper, I focused on contemporary Chinese artist Song Dong, who uses his artistic abilities to reflect the ideals of Daoism. Focusing on a couple of more well known works by Song Dong, one can see that he shows how one is able to move down the path to lead a more full life through the Dao. In this paper, I took my discussion along the path of the major themes of Daoism, relating it back to a piece from the Han era of China, and then related all of this to Song Dong‘s pieces and provided one with the inevitable fact of how religion, whether intentional or not, can influence a work of art.

Recommended Citation

Ortis, Jessica. "The Art of Being: A Study of the Relationship Between Daoism and Art." Undergraduate Research Symposium, Mankato, MN, April 5, 2011.
http://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/urs/2011/oral-session-10/1