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In this eagerly awaited treasury, renowned Japanese master Shozo Sato offers his own personal teaching on the beautiful art of sumi-e. Sumi-e: The Art of Japanese Ink Painting provides step-by-step, photo-by-photo instructions to guide learners in the correct form, motions and techniques of Japanese sumi-e painting. Featuring gorgeous images and practical advice, it includes guided instructions for 35 different paintings. From waterfalls to bamboo, learners paint their way to understanding sumi-ea€”a style of painting that is characteristically Asian and has been practiced for well over 1, 000 years. Although it's sometimes confused with calligraphy, as the tools used are the same, sumi-e instead tries to capture the essence of an object or scene in the fewest possible strokes. This all-in-one resource also provides a timeline of brush painting history, a glossary of terms, a guide to sources and an indexa€”making it a tool to use and treasure, for amateurs and professionals alike. This sumi-e introduction is ideal for anyone with a love of Japanese art or the desire to learn to paint in a classic Asian style.The Tokonoma: Mounting Your Paintings as Scrolls For both calligraphy and painting, hanging scrolls are still popular ... when mounting paintings: for instance, paintings of flowers should not be mounted on fabrics which have flower patterns, anbsp;...

Author:Shozo Sato
Publisher:Tuttle Publishing - 2014-11-11


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