You will notice that we seem to speak most of Chinese painting. This does not mean that Japanese painting, or Korean, or anything else is excluded. It does mean going back to the roots, to the original spirit and purpose of painting in the Far East, and this phase of art had its source in China.
The concept of the term 'Chinese painting' only came into use at the time when western art was flowing into China.
After China was liberated, she began to be more tolerant of other countries' painting, thus named her painting Chinese painting.
Today, with its open concept in policies, China has no worries about her national treasure being diminished. 'Water-ink Painting' is being reinstated as the general term for Chinese painting in onsideration of its medium used as well as a scientific term. More so for the reason that Chinese painting now exists all over the world, no longer an art monopoly of China. Therefore such painting as an expression when the principal medium is ink and water, even with color, is commonly called 'Water-ink Painting'.
'Water-ink Painting' belongs to us all; it is not only Oriental. I can express the modern ideals of America and all the west, just as it has told of the finest tradition of the East.
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