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Japanese Ink Painting The Art Of Sumie Pdf 14 ((BETTER))

In fine art, the term 'Ink and wash painting' denotes an Oriental or East Asian method of painting. It is also referred to as 'brush painting'. The Chinese refer to it as mo-shui, while the Japanese call it suibokuga or sumi-e, and the Koreans know it as Soomookwa.

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The completed painting is then mounted on scrolls, which are hung or rolled up. The ink itself comes in the form of a carbon stick which is ground and the resulting particles mixed with water. See also: Pen and Ink Drawings.

First used in Chinese art, ink and wash painting was invented by Wang Wei, during the era of Tang Dynasty art (618-907), and after further development the technique spread to Japan around 1350 and peaked in popularity among Japanese artists and calligraphers during the Muromachi era (1338-1573). For a list of dates in the development of Asian painting, see: Chinese Art Timeline (c.18,000 BCE - present). Noted Chinese practitioners include the painters: Bada Shanren, Daqian Jushi, Xu Beihong, Mi Youren and Qi Baishi; while Japanese exponents include: Josetsu, Shubun, Shingei, Oguri Sokei, and Hasegawa Tohaku. For more, see: Chinese Painters. For styles of painting on the Indian subcontinent, see: Classical Indian Painting (Up to 1150 CE) and Post-Classical Indian Painting (14th-16th Century).

As in Calligraphy, the brushstroke in Chinese painting is less a means of applying ink than a philosophical or emotional statement. Zen Buddhism and Confucianism are each associated with differing brushstroke styles and methodologies. The ink and wash artist positions the brush vertically above the surface of the paper and controls its rhythmic movements from his shoulders. Exact precision is needed in this form of Oriental art as a brushstroke cannot be changed once it is made. For an outline of the artistic conventions and aesthetics behind Far Eastern ink and wash painting, see: Traditional Chinese Art: Characteristics. See also: Japanese Art.


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