" Beauty not only related to object, and not only related to the soul, it is the relationship between both of them "
Lu Xu started reading books written by Mr. Zhu Guangqian, the famous Chinese Aesthetician when he was still a child, and developed a special feeling for the concept of “Beauty”. Gradually, his muddled perceptual knowledge turns into rational insights.
At the age of eight, he started to learn painting. Landscape painting was his first touch. By observing a large number of paintings completed by the predecessors and practicing day after day, he realized that the breadth of mind and construct are the essence of traditional Chinese paintings. What matters is not strict perspective scales, but artistic conceptions. After three years, he started to learn Western classical paintings, and was greatly impacted by sketches, which pursues a classical implication of simple, harmony, solemn and quiet. The rational analysis and precise layout of realistic paintings showed him another aspect of beauty. The learning of both Chinese and Western painting styles laid a great foundation for his exploration of design.