Универсалният език на изкуството и Пътят на коприната, Сборник с доклади от Международна научна конференция на тема "Дипломатически, икономически и културни отношения между Китай и страните от Централна и Източна Европа", Велико Търново, 12 – 13 октомври 2018 г., ВТ, изд. "Фабер", 2019, 220 стр., 79-94 стр., ISSN: 2603-5030, ред.колегия: доц. д-р Искра Мандова, проф. дпн Пламен Легкоступ, доц. д-р Лун Тао, проф. д-р Бора Беливанова, доц. д-р Андроника Мартонова, доц. д-р Чън Лися, проф. д-р Дун Юенсин
ВТ, изд. "Фабер", 2019
The paper discusses some main points about the essence of the art of painting and its functions as a mediator in knowing the world. The author states the thesis that there is no better mediator in the relations between civilizations, cultures and countries than art, because in the process of evolution people, as life itself, have changed and perfected, but art has always “spoken” in its universal, imagery language, and has helped for the knowledge of history, culture, traditions and customs of different peoples to reach them freely and casually. The communicative or integrative functions of art should be used for better understanding of Chinese history and culture, which are very different from the history and culture of every Western state. The universality of the language of art is due to its significant functions, some of which are discussed in the paper. According to the author, the role of the artist is to make the art and culture of the different peoples more understandable and reachable, because by knowing them, the people’s traditions and the spirituality are known, which leads to tolerance and mutual respect, and the dialogue between Bulgaria and China nowadays is unthinkable without looking at it in the context of the “One Belt, One Road” Initiative. He is deeply convinced that in order to be able to realize the synthesis of intercultural communication in today’s world, it is necessary, step by step, to interact with other national cultures in order to follow the path of understanding and make sure that Bulgarians and Chinese will become more involved in the foreign culture, traditions, customs and art. The author believes that his mission is to make the art and culture of China more understandable for the people in Bulgaria. That’s why, he has begun working on a series of paintings, dedicated to the Silk Road, which were inspired entirely by his impressions of China and the current trends in the developing relations between the PRC and the rest of the world. Specific examples of the author’s artworks are mentioned in the paper, such as: “The Silk Road – Mirror of Civilizations”, “The Ship of Civilizations”, “The Maritime Silk Road”, “The Blossoms on the Silk Road”, “The
Modern World along the Silk Road”, “The Clash of Civilizations”, etc.
fine art, universal language, Silk Road, One Belt, One Road, Initiative, Civilizations, culture, aesthetic.