"The eternal question, I think, is definitely one of the more concerned questions in art. It goes without saying that the development of human history and civilization is closely related to eternal needs. Chinese art or Western art, to a certain extent, serves eternity."
In this lecture, Professor Zhu Liangzhi emphasized that the sense of eternity, as a lofty ideal state of Chinese art, transcends the eternal possession of material and the immortality of spirit, and its fundamental characteristic is that it is "outside the four times" and detached from time.
Starting with time and history, he discusses the soul of Chinese art from five aspects. First, eternity is continuous, which is the most basic concept of the eternal sense of Chinese art. Traditional Chinese art is well aware of the philosophical truth that "life is a kind of relay", and tries to give their unique understanding from the perspective of "creation is endless" and "Yingxu news". Second, not to be born is to live forever, that is, we should not only look at the world from the surface of life - lively state, but to discover the life underlying flow; Third, the natural interest is immortality, that is, outside of life and non-life, immortality is said from the life experience of imitating heaven and earth and surpassing knowledge; Fourth, once the wind and the moon, that is, the people who are here now stand in the wind and the moon that has existed for thousands of years, they also merge into the boundless light, the most typical such as the "lonely piece of pressure on the whole Tang" of the "Spring River flower and Moon Night", which shows the wisdom of life being complete and merging into the boundless light; Fifth, when the tea is ripe and fragrant, that is, borrow a wisp of cigarettes to "degree out" themselves, and degree to an eternal world without trouble and restraint.
Zhu Liangzhi said: "Chinese art cares about eternity, for example, life is fragile and changeable, we look for a certain power in art; Sometimes the environment is so filthy that we have to find a quiet place in art; Sometimes the world is so noisy that we have to look for a so-called quiet world that is neither born nor extinguished in art; Sometimes we are always dazzled and dictated by external rules of order (the grand order, the 'grand narrative'), and when it makes us very sad, we want to return to our 'little narrative', to our true sense of life, to regain a balance."
Therefore, Zhu Liangzhi talks about the eternal sense of Chinese art, in fact, he is talking about people's real life feeling, facing themselves and facing life, just like Zen said, "as people drink water, they know how cold and warm they are." "The permanence of art," he says, "is actually partly about going back to yourself and believing in yourself, the uncorrupted thing that is in your heart."
After the lecture, Professor Zhu Liangzhi warmly answered the questions of teachers and students and the audience, and made wonderful explanations on "how to maintain the original heart of artistic pursuit", "the essence of eternal sense and the guidance of artistic creation practice", and "the comparison of artistic philosophy and Chinese and Western culture".