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Author Setton, Sungsook Hong, author

Title The spirit of the brush : Chinese brush painting techniques : simplicity, spirit, and personal journey / Sungsook Hong Setton
Published Beverly, MA, USA : Rockport Publishers, an imprint of The Quarto Group, 2017


Description 1 online resource (128 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color)
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title; Dedication; Copyright; Contents; INTRODUCTION: Letting the Brush Lead; SPIRIT: IN SEARCH OF Qi; TOOLS AND MATERIALS; Brushes; Preparing a New Brush & Brush Maintenance; Ink Sticks and Ink Stones; Grinding Ink; Paper; Other Accessories; Paint; How to Set Up a Table; BASICS TECHNIQUES; Holding & Loading a Brush; Ink Tones; Basic Use of the Brush; Center Brush Stroke; Reverse Stroke; Side Brush Stroke; Orchid Flower or Bamboo Leaf Brush Stroke; Flying White Stroke; Split Brush Stroke; Hake Brush Stroke; Dancing Brush Stroke; The Four Noble Plants; Landscape PaintingComposition, Perspective, and SpaceSPRING; Willow Tree; Spring Branches with Birds; Pond with Ducks; SUMMER; Avalon Garden: Echinacea and Dragonflies; Dunes; Banana Palms; FALL; Fall at the Beach; Silver Birch Tree; Maple Tree; WINTER; Snow-Covered Pine Needles; Central Park; Misty, Windy, Stormy Day; PAINTING MUSIC; MOUNTING PAPER; NAME AND MOOD SEALS; GALLERY; CONCLUSION; RESOURCES; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; ABOUT THE AUTHOR; INDEX; A; B; C; D; E; F; H; I; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; W
Summary "Chinese ink painting is one of the oldest continually practiced art forms in the world. It first appeared in China in the fifth century, and soon traveled to Korea and then to Japan. As old and deeply rooted in East Asian aesthetics and meditation as it is, ink painting is credited with influencing the development of Western modern art. Its minimalist approach to painting continues to have enormous appeal. Artist and teacher Sungsook Setton, who learned the techniques with Chinese and Korean masters in her native South Korea, brings new excitement to this age-old art. While teaching the traditional disciplines for holding and using the brush, she shows students how to turn the techniques and inner meditation toward interpreting their own world: city views, music, and the essence of contemporary life"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 124) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Ink painting, Chinese -- Technique
ART -- Asian.
ART -- Techniques -- Painting.
ART -- Techniques -- Watercolor Painting.
ART -- Techniques -- General.
Ink painting, Chinese -- Technique
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1631594168