By Kay Morrissey Thompson
The artwork of sumi-e, which accurately skill "ink picture," combines calligraphy and ink-painting to supply brush portray compositions of infrequent attractiveness. 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. whilst sumi-e portray is firmly rooted within the flora and fauna, its a number of 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 during the last fourteen centuries Japan has constructed a wealthy history of ink-painting. this present day the artistry of sumi-e may be in demand in books, reproductions and museums, however the recommendations of the paintings were less obtainable. for this reason, little details has been to be had to the inquisitive Western artist interested in jap sumi-e. This publication, designed to aid treatment that deficiency, is the fabricated from the author's research together with her instructor, Ukai Uchiyama, grasp calligraphist and artist. It includes huge motives of strategy in addition to unique portray directions and diagrams.
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Art and Technique of Sumi-e Japanese Ink Painting: Japanese Ink Painting as Taught by Ukao Uchiyama by Kay Morrissey Thompson