Download e-book for iPad: Art and Technique of Sumi-e Japanese Ink Painting: Japanese by Kay Morrissey Thompson

By Kay Morrissey Thompson

ISBN-10: 0804819599

ISBN-13: 9780804819596

ISBN-10: 0804849137

ISBN-13: 9780804849135

Explore the traditional means of jap 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, easy 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 flora and fauna, its numerous options 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 over the last fourteen centuries Japan has constructed a wealthy historical past of ink-painting. this day the artistry of sumi-e could be in demand in books, reproductions and museums, however the concepts of the artwork were less obtainable. therefore, little info has been to be had to the inquisitive Western artist interested in eastern sumi-e. This ebook, designed to assist therapy that deficiency, is the manufactured from the author's learn together with her instructor, Ukai Uchiyama, grasp calligraphist and artist. It includes broad factors of method in addition to unique portray directions and diagrams.

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