The Way of the Brush

The Way of the Brush

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The first paperback edition of this backlist classic, The Way of the Brush examines the technique, style, traditions, and methods of ink-painting. Illustrated with over 250 paintings and packed with instructions, The Way of the Brush covers every aspect of the art, from brushstrokes, composition, and the painting surface to meaning, perspective, and artistic philosophy. Part One explains the elements, techniques, and principles of Chinese and Japanese painting, while Part Two is devoted to challenges associated with the art. Also included are three appendices and a full bibliography.Thetwo are interrelated, insofar as thestyle of the composition implies a certain kind of ink usage, andthe ink ... For example, the colorof the paper (brownish orgold, goldflecked or patterned) will givea paintingits special ... This isdone especially whenapainter wantsto paintin adefinite styleof thepast, whether apersonal style ora period style. ... The opposition between these two stylesisareflectionanbsp;...

Title:The Way of the Brush
Author:Fritz van Briessen
Publisher:Tuttle Publishing - 2011-12-20


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