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“China: Its History and Culture” – Morton, W. Scott

April 1st, 2011 · No Comments · China, Uncategorized

The eye of the Western artist takes in the scene from the level of the average man five or six feet above the ground. The Chinese artist works from a raised viewpoint, on a hillside opposite the scene, as it were, so that he is delivered from too much teasing detail in the foreground and can obtain an overview of the whole. Or it may be said that he has no fixed viewpoint and that his gaze can rove at will, both horizontally and vertically.


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