JOURNAL OF BEIJING UNIVERSITY OF AERONAUTICS AND A ›› 2020, Vol. 33 ›› Issue (2): 51-60.DOI: 10.13766/j.bhsk.1008-2204.2019.0442

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Three Contextual Elements in Communication of Chinese Art Ideas

LI Tao   

  1. Fine Arts College of Henan University, Kaifeng Henan, 475000, China
  • Received:2019-12-23 Online:2020-03-25 Published:2020-04-01


The history of culture reveals that independence and stability, as well as motility and transmissibility, are indispensable element of a vital cultural paradigm. The communication of ideas of art implied the communication of culture. Both Arthur O. Lovejoy and Quentin Skinner treated ideas as "unit-idea" and "object", the system and context of which nevertheless fall into the shackle of the subject-object dualism. However, the concept of "Interaction Between the Mind and the Subject Matter" proposed by Chinese traditional culture unified the elements of culture, history and life in art.

Key words: Chinese art, idea of art, communication context, elements of culture, life spirit

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