Guide to Chinese Painting and Calligraphy
Ltd Roaring Lion Media Co
Hardback $59.50 - Cypi Press
Art & Design - Published: 1/Oct/2014 - ISBN: 9781908175526
A practical how-to guide, this book selects 16 traditional Chinese idioms and guides readers through the artistic process of transforming them into a variety of graceful images. The volume opens a new world of color and ink, starting with rudimentary skills, such as how to hold a brush, selecting the proper paper, and color mixing, then moves on through subsequently more difficult steps. The resulting works impart a sublime visual effect even for those who cannot read their meaning, as written characters work in harmony with the painted images to convey a sense of tradition and beauty to all who encounter them.
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