Asian Calligraphy Meets European Literature: How can Artists Build Bridges between Cultures?

By Laetitia Van den Heuvel.

Published by The Humanities Collection

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François Cheng's novels combine the rich possibilities of the French language with his Taoist background. His calligraphic work synthesizes verbal signs and pictorial gestures.

Keywords: Art in relationship to Taoist principles, European art related to Asian art, European literature related to the protagonist’s vision, François Cheng’s attitudes with regard to European art and literature, François Cheng, the man, his career, his thoughts, François Cheng, calligrapher and writer of literary works, essays, translations, François Cheng’s Poetry, François Cheng’s Novels, Taoism, some basic principles, Taoist patterns of thinking, consequences in art

The International Journal of the Humanities, Volume 3, Issue 10, pp.83-106. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 3.089MB).

Ms, Dr. Laetitia Van den Heuvel

As a consequence of my academic studies (History of Art, Language and Literature, Psychology of Art), I focalize ever since cultural and artistic domains 'in between'. Paintings combined with texts, music based on poems, novels using directly pictorial inspiration, and so on. I can bring this fascination to practice in my lectures, where I take opportunity to stress these 'twilight zones'. My research is oriented by the factors that make readers make up their opinion on modern texts. In my free time, I give often lectures on cultural topics. Besides that, I use to combine my ambitions on Administration with the engagement on a couple of important public domains, such as: culture and healthcare.

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