Art and Technique of Sumi-e Japanese Ink Painting: Japanese by Kay Morrissey Thompson

By Kay Morrissey Thompson

Explore the traditional means of eastern ink painting.

The artwork of sumi-e, which accurately capability "ink picture," combines calligraphy and ink-painting to provide brush portray compositions of infrequent good looks. This attractiveness is paradoxical—ancient yet sleek, uncomplicated yet advanced, daring yet subdued—no doubt reflecting the art's non secular foundation in Zen Buddhism. even as sumi-e portray is firmly rooted within the wildlife, its quite a few 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 constructed a wealthy background of ink-painting. at the present time the artistry of sumi-e should be in demand in books, reproductions and museums, however the ideas of the paintings were less obtainable. for this reason, little details has been on hand to the inquisitive Western artist drawn to jap sumi-e. This ebook, designed to assist therapy that deficiency, is the made of the author's examine together with her instructor, Ukai Uchiyama, grasp calligraphist and artist. It comprises large motives of method in addition to special portray directions and diagrams.

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