Kay Morrissey Thompson's Art and Technique of Sumi-e Japanese Ink Painting: Japanese PDF

By Kay Morrissey Thompson

Explore the traditional means of eastern ink painting.

The paintings of sumi-e, which accurately capability "ink picture," combines calligraphy and ink-painting to supply brush portray compositions of infrequent good looks. This good looks is paradoxical—ancient yet glossy, basic yet complicated, daring yet subdued—no doubt reflecting the art's religious foundation in Zen Buddhism. even as sumi-e portray is firmly rooted within the wildlife, its a variety of suggestions serving because the painter's language for describing the wonders of nature.

Buddhist clergymen introduced the ink stick and the bamboo-handled brush to Japan from China within the 6th century, and over the last fourteen centuries Japan has built a wealthy history of ink-painting. this present day the artistry of sumi-e will be prominent in books, reproductions and museums, however the ideas of the paintings were less available. accordingly, little info has been on hand to the inquisitive Western artist drawn to jap sumi-e. This e-book, designed to aid treatment that deficiency, is the made from the author's examine along with her instructor, Ukai Uchiyama, grasp calligraphist and artist. It comprises vast reasons of strategy in addition to designated portray directions and diagrams.

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