Welcome to Francis Academic Press

Frontiers in Art Research, 2021, 3(2); doi: 10.25236/FAR.2021.030207.

The Dilemma and Challenge of Plastic Art in the Age of Image


Chaoyue Yu1,*, Yunfei Fang2

Corresponding Author:
Chaoyue Yu

1 College of Education, ST.Paul University Philippines, Tuguegarao City, Philippines

2 School of Housing Building and Planning, University Sains Malaysia, Malaysia

*Corresponding Author


The progress and development of natural science in recent years brought with big data, artificial intelligence, Internet of things and cloud computing as a representative of the fourth industrial revolution for human society, human society further towards digitization, electronic image is changing the way people perceive, It is because of the change of observation method that the traditional plastic arts have fallen into a dilemma and anxiety. originally it must be through a lot of training and study hard in the day after tomorrow to the precision of plastic arts, now only need to print out the electronic image, by printing blue paper or coating the back of electronic manuscript with lead dust, tracing and rubbing the outline of the object on the front of the manuscript with a pen can get the outline of the object.Although such mechanized operation is convenient, but it caused the loss of works of art; We should be natural and mental harmony embodied in the picture, refused to the mind of draw on advantage, but in the face of technological progress and electronic image generalization, and realistic cost of the painting inspection, we should go to explore how to adapt to development, and can bring the results of rational utilization of science and technology, in the service of plastic arts and make corresponding contributions to the development of art;While using electronic images to paint, we also need to consider its copyright issues. The copyright of photographic works is generally not paid attention to in China. When arts use electronic images, these issues are urgently needed to be discussed and cannot be avoided, and the above issues are covered in this paper.


plastic arts; The artistry of the work; Image Age; The copyright consciousness

Cite This Paper

Chaoyue Yu, Yunfei Fang. The Dilemma and Challenge of Plastic Art in the Age of Image. Frontiers in Art Research (2021) Vol. 3, Issue 2: 35-40. https://doi.org/10.25236/FAR.2021.030207.


[1] Zhou Jiyin. On Chinese Painting in Past Dynasties: Collection · Classified · Annotations · Research [M]. Jiangsu Fine Arts Publishing House, 2013.

[2] Xizhong. History of the invention of photographic technology [J]. Home Appliances.2001.

[3] Zhao Mingfei. "Dilemmas" and "Outlet" of Plastic Arts in the "Image Era" [J], Journal of Xinjiang Art University.2019.09.20.

[4] Feng Ye. Plastic Art in the Age of Image: Summary of Symposium on the Construction of Contemporary Chinese Fine Arts [J], Fine Arts.2018.06.10.

[5] Shang Hui. Reconstruction of Plastic Art Image in the Image Age [J], Fine Arts.2018.06.10.

[6] Shang Hui. Puzzle and Return of Plastic Art in the Image Era [N], China Culture Daily.2017.10.22.

[7] Liu Xuyang. Is it good or bad to appreciate art with cameras instead of human eyes? [N], China Photographic News.2011.09.30.

[8] Zhang Jian. An Analysis of Copyright Issues in Fine Arts Publishing [J], Publishing Wide Angle.2017.12.

[9] Cao Xiaodong. Analysis on the Protection Measures of Photography Copyright in the Network Era [J], Communication and Copyright.2020.06.28.