On Li Yu’s Aesthetic Thought of How to Create the Second Nature—Based upon “Borrowing Scenes” in Casual Expressions of Idle Feeling

Guo-qing LI, Hui-min DENG, Wei-xia LUAN


This paper discusses and analyzes Li Yu’s thought of life aesthetics about how to create the second nature by means of borrowing the natural scenes, natural things and living birds from the natural world. All of these demonstrate Li Yu’s extraordinary talent in innovation through his specific artistic practice and also in his aesthetic proposition of "natural self-presentation", which is supposed to be beneficial for people in the construction of the harmonious society and can be used for our reference for our present society.


Li Yu, “Casual Expressions of Idle Feeling”, Borrowing scenes, Create the second nature


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