By Kay Morrissey Thompson

ISBN-10: 0804819599

ISBN-13: 9780804819596

ISBN-10: 0804849137

ISBN-13: 9780804849135

Explore the traditional means of eastern ink painting.

The artwork of sumi-e, which accurately ability "ink picture," combines calligraphy and ink-painting to provide brush portray compositions of infrequent attractiveness. This good looks is paradoxical—ancient yet sleek, easy yet advanced, daring yet subdued—no doubt reflecting the art's religious foundation in Zen Buddhism. while sumi-e portray is firmly rooted within the flora and fauna, its numerous ideas serving because the painter's language for describing the wonders of nature.

Buddhist monks introduced the ink stick and the bamboo-handled brush to Japan from China within the 6th century, and during the last fourteen centuries Japan has constructed a wealthy history of ink-painting. at the present time the artistry of sumi-e could be in demand in books, reproductions and museums, however the ideas of the paintings were less obtainable. consequently, little info has been on hand to the inquisitive Western artist interested in eastern sumi-e. This booklet, designed to assist therapy that deficiency, is the fabricated from the author's examine together with her instructor, Ukai Uchiyama, grasp calligraphist and artist. It comprises vast causes of approach in addition to precise portray directions and diagrams.

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