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By François Jullien

In premodern China, elite painters used imagery to not reflect the realm round them, yet to rouse unfathomable adventure. contemplating their artwork along the philosophical traditions that tell it, The nice photograph Has No Form explores the “nonobject”—a thought exemplified through work that don't search to symbolize observable surroundings.

François Jullien argues that this nonobjectifying technique stems from the painters’ deeply held trust in a continuum of lifestyles, during which paintings isn't specified from truth. Contrasting this angle with the Western proposal of paintings as break free the realm it represents, Jullien investigates the theoretical stipulations that permit us to understand, isolate, and summary items. His comparative approach lays naked the assumptions of chinese language and ecu proposal, revitalizing the questions of what portray is, the place it comes from, and what it does. Provocative and intellectually energetic, this sweeping inquiry introduces new methods of wondering the connection of paintings to the tips during which it's rooted.

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