Guide to Chinese Painting & Calligraphy
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A practical 'how-to' guide, this book selects sixteen 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 colour and ink, starting with rudimentary skills, such as how to hold a brush, selecting the proper paper, and colour 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.
ISBN 9781908175526. Gingko Press.