The Influence of Zen Culture on Chinese Art Design

Xiao-yi HU


Zen is the product of Buddhism and Chinese culture, as the part of which ,it has penetrated into our daily life, and surpassed itself. Zen gives traditional Chinese art design special color and influences people ‘s thought of design esthetics, style of design esthetics, all these become our traditional ways of expression. But the influence of Zen is seldom noticed. Now people come to know the importance of traditions. this article try to talk about Zen’s influence on Chinese art design and its significance by three points: the sense of “yijing”, space and natural consciousness.
Key words: zen, Buddhist Culture, art design, traditional culture
Résumé: Le zen est le produit de la combinaison du bouddhisme et de la culture chinoise. En tant que partie de notre culture, il pépètre déja dans tous les domaines de notre vie quotidienne. La culture Zen permet au deisign artistique traditionnel de Chine de revêtir des aspects originaux, influe dans une large mesure sur l’esthétique du design et devient ainsi un moyen spécial d’exprimer la sentiment et l’esthétique nationaux. Cependant, l’influence de l’école Zen sur l’art est rarement invoquée. Il est nécessaire de reconsidérer son influence dans le contexte où l’on insiste sur le retour à la tradition nationale du design. L’article présent tente d’aborder comment l’école Zen influence la pensée artistique traditionnelle de Chine et sa conception du design sous les angles de la conception de l’état d’âme, la conscience spatiale et la conscience naturelle dans le design artistique, et d’explorer la portée actuelle de cette influence.
Mots-Clés: école Zen, culture bouddhique, design artistique, culture traditionnelle

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