Confusion of Images: Talking About the Realistic Painting of Photos and Photographic Painting

Guo Wenning


Chinese and Western painting have different concepts and methods. As far as realistic painting is concerned, in today’s information age, when facing the vast number of images that exist, we encounter confusion about these readily available images. This article discusses the problem of images from two aspects: the trouble of the photograph in realistic painting and how images are converted into paintings with exploration of the differences between Chinese and Western realistic paintings, and the issues of using photos as creative materials for paintings.

Key Words

Image, photograph, appropriation, realistic painting, schema

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