On the Innovation of Color Painting Art in Modern Pseudo-Classic Architecture

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On the Innovation of Color Painting Art in Modern Pseudo-Classic Architecture


Jianxiang, Liang, Xiao, Liang, Canadian Social Science


Abstract

Color painting art in modern pseudo-classic architecture is the inheritance and development of traditional architectural color painting. It can effectively enhance the cultural connotation and external temperament of pseudo-classic architecture and is one of the important visual art approaches to inherit Chinese civilization. Based on the analysis of the present problems of color painting art in pseudo-classic architecture such as the skill heritage, theoretical research, creativity implementation, and professional talents and so on, the article proposes to create six new approaches from the aspect of style, content theme, color performance, materials and techniques, theoretical confidence, and personnel training.

Key words: Pseudo-classic architecture; Color painting art; Innovative approaches

INTRODUCTION

Modem pseudo-classic architecture, as the name suggests, is to use modem contraction technology and materials to construct buildings which are similar to ancient architectural styles. In modem China, it is to break through the constructional system of traditional wood-based ancient architecture, to use reinforced concrete as the main structure, and to aggregate the styling features (such as large roof, courtyard, window decoration, and color painting) and the structural components (such as wooden columns, beams, brackets, carvings, caisson ceilings) and etc. of traditional ancient architectural essences as symbols of the architecture to convey information so as to realize the purpose of modem architecture's imitating of traditional ancient architecture. Examples include the "1912" block of Nanjing, "Wenshufang" in Chengdu, "Binjiang Road" and "Ciqikou" in Chongqing, "the fifth Garden" in Guangzhou, the "Tang Paradise" in Xi'an, and the pseudo-classic architecture of "Guan Tang", "Tong Ren Tang" and "Quanjude" in Beijing. Various roof shapes, comices and angles, brackets and paintings, red columns and golden ceilings, doors, windows and garden landscapes fully reflect the mature skills and appealing of pseudo-classic architecture. Modem pseudoclassic architecture plays a more and more important role in the construction of Chinese traditional towns with characteristics, historical and cultural towns, tourist scenic spots and beautiful countryside. Its role in space creating, environmental optimization and cultural heritage is growing.

Architectural color painting is a unique art form ln Chlna s traditional architecture. It uses gaudy, rich and heavy mineral raw materials to coat the exterior components of the architectural wooded structure. It plays multiple roles in preventing the corruption of the wooden structure, reflecting the architectural grade, the objects to carry connotations, and decorating landscape. After two thousand years of history changes and context heritage, it has formed a strong national characteristic style with specific norms and it fully reflects China's remarkable artistic achievements in color decoration in ancient architecture1.

Color painting art in pseudo-classic architecture is inheriting and developing traditional architectural color painting. As an important constituent element in the design and construction of pseudo-classic architecture, just like the gaudy costumes of the architecture, it has become an important visual art approach to inherit Chinese civilization. To conduct innovative research of color painting in pseudo-classic architecture can effectively enhance the cultural connotation and external temperament of pseudo-classic architecture and play the promotional role of "building a beautiful China" and it is the historical mission of our professional institutions, cultural relics protective and research departments and traditional craftsmen.

1. PROBLEMS

1.1 Problems in Technique Inheritance

According to incomplete statistics, China's existing traditional ancient buildings are as many as 80,000 or more, among which more than 1,100 traditional ancient buildings are listed as national cultural relics under key protection, accounting for 46% of the total. …

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