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Fundamental research on the rise and fall of bronze animals’ faces texture in Xia, Shang and Zhou dynasty

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DOI: 10.23977/icssme.2019.011


Wang Mixiao

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Wang Mixiao


The development of Bronze animals’ faces texture is through the growth of the bronze textures in this three dynasties of Xia, Shang and Zhou, and its achievement can date back to prosperous Liangzhu civilization. This ferocious and magical kind of textures filled with violence-based aesthetics is not only the cultural symbol, but also an individual system through some complicate evolution from different eras. In this paper, based on the overall framework of the three dynasties of bronze civilization’s development, combined with the political, cultural, artistic background and aesthetic psychology of inner changes, analyzing and stating the structure of bronze beast grain in the three dynasties and its inherent cultural heritage. What is more, through research to the rise and fall of bronze animal’s faces texture, this paper will analyze the historical reasons, religious culture and aesthetic conception for form changes and statue transform of the bronze animals’ faces in Shang and Zhou dynasty.


The Bronze animals’ faces texture, gods with human’s faces texture, Liangzhu civilization, the Bronze Age, Primitive religion

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