Artistic Characteristics of Fresco from the Perspective of Time-Space Construction

Demei QIN


The time-space construction characteristic of fresco embodies the human’s idea of reflecting infinite spiritual strength in finite individuals. The time-space of fresco includes not only the traditional three dimensions of space: length, width and height, but also the time factor, and the introduction of the latter renders a kind of multidimensional characteristic for the time-space of fresco. The fresco composition is featured in multiple centers, rendering macroscopic, grand and grandiose sense of fresco. The visual perception and psychological feelings given to the people by the fresco widely differ from those of ordinary easel paintings. The time-space construction of fresco can be divided into three main classes: realistic and logical construction; super-realistic and non-logical construction; interactional construction of fresco in harmony with the environment. The time-space of fresco sources from the spiritual time-space created by artists.


Fresco; Time-space; Freedom; Spirituality

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