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Frontiers in Art Research, 2023, 5(2); doi: 10.25236/FAR.2023.050212.

Bringing Painting into Film: A Comparison of the Application of Chinese and Western Classical Painting Art in Movies


Ang Li1, Biyun Zhang2, Heng Li3

Corresponding Author:
Biyun Zhang

1Beijing Union University, Beijing, China

2Beijing Children's Palace, Beijing, China

3Beijing Film Academy, Beijing, China


Film is an art form that appeared later than painting. One is moving and the other is static. However, to a large extent, film draws on paintings of different periods and genres to achieve better aesthetic value and emotional expression. In the history of traditional Chinese painting and Western classical painting, countless art masters have emerged. Due to the differences in history, culture, regional characteristics, economic development and many other aspects, they have produced different aesthetic connotations. By comparing the application of painting art in films such as "Yellow Earth", "Withered Trees Revive", "Return to Dust", "The Mill and the Cross", this paper analyzes the influence of Chinese and Western classical painting on film composition, color, light, emotion and so on, in order to provide reference value for the practice of film creation.


Chinese traditional painting, Western classical painting, Film

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Ang Li, Biyun Zhang, Heng Li. Bringing Painting into Film: A Comparison of the Application of Chinese and Western Classical Painting Art in Movies. Frontiers in Art Research (2023) Vol. 5, Issue 2: 59-63. https://doi.org/10.25236/FAR.2023.050212.


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