Chinese Brushwork in Calligraphy and Painting: Its History, Aesthetics, and Techniques

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Master artist, teacher and scholar traces historical development of techniques and styles from 14th century BC to present; analyzes aesthetic concepts, criteria, and schools associated with specific aesthetic qualities; and provides comprehensive, in-depth guide to materials, technical principles, and major brush strokes.
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Chinese Brushwork in Calligraphy and Painting: Its History, Aesthetics, and Techniques

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Overview


Master artist, teacher and scholar traces historical development of techniques and styles from 14th century BC to present; analyzes aesthetic concepts, criteria, and schools associated with specific aesthetic qualities; and provides comprehensive, in-depth guide to materials, technical principles, and major brush strokes.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486264813
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 10/1/1990
  • Series: Dover Fine Art, History of Art Series
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 847,576
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 11.17 (h) x 0.52 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Preface
Map of Ancient China
Part One THE HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT OF THE ART OF BRUSHWORK
  CHAPTER ONE
    Archaic Period
      NEOLITHIC DESIGNS
      HSIANG HSING WEN TZE OR IDEOGRAMS
  CHAPTER TWO
    Germinant Period
      SHELL AND BONE STYLE
      GREATER CHUAN
  CHAPTER THREE
    Ripening Period
      LESSER CHUAN: SEAL STYLE
      LI
      CHANG TSAO
  CHAPTER FOUR
    Flourishing Period
      KAI
      HSING
      TSAO OR GRASS
Part Two AESTHETICS OF BRUSHWORK
  CHAPTER FIVE
    Aesthetic Roots
      TAOISM
      CONFUCIANISM
      BUDDHISM
  CHAPTER SIX
    Aesthetic Components
      FORM
      LINE
      SPACE-CONSCIOUSNESS
      COMPOSITION
  CHAPTER SEVEN
    Aesthetic Standards
      CH'I YUEN
      YA AND SU
      SHENG AND SHU
      CHIAO AND CHUO
      SHU CHUAN CH'I OR LITERARY FLAVOR
      CHUNG AND DA
      BRUSHWORK AND INK
  CHAPTER EIGHT
    Styles in Painting and Calligraphy
      PAINTING
      CALLIGRAPHY
      A SURVEY OF STYLES
Part Three THE TECHNIQUES OF CHINESE BRUSHWORK
  CHAPTER NINE
    The Tools of Brushwork
      THE BRUSH
      THE PAPER
      THE INK
      THE INKSTONE
      THE STUDY
  CHAPTER TEN
    Holding the Brush
  CHAPTER ELEVEN
    Body Movement in Using the Brush
  CHAPTER TWELVE
    Three Fundamental Principles of Brushwork
      MOISTURE
      PRESSURE
      SPEED
  CHAPTER THIRTEEN
    Two Major Angles of the Brush
      POSITION ANGLE
      MOVING ANGLE
  CHAPTER FOURTEEN
    The Principal Brush Strokes and Their Application in Painting and Calligraphy
      "CENTER BRUSH, CHUNG FENG"
      "PULLING BRUSH, TUO PI"
      "POINT BRUSH, CHIEN PI"
      "SIDE BRUSH, PIAN FENG"
      "DRY BRUSH, KU PI"
      "SPLIT BRUSH, PO PI"
      TURNING AND FOLDING BRUSH
  CHAPTER FIFTEEN
    Principal Ways of Using the Ink
      "SIDE-INK, PIEN MO"
      PO'MO OR WASH
      PO MO OR LAYERS OF INK
      MO GU OR NON-BONE TREATMENT
  CHAPTER SIXTEEN
    "Pi Li, or Strength of the Line"
      ELASTICITY
The Role of the Seal (Yin) in Painting and Calligraphy
Conclusion
Appendix: Chronological Charts
I. CHRONOLOGICAL PERIODS
II. CHRONOLOGICAL TABLE OF CALLIGRAPHIC STYLES
III. CHRONOLOGICAL TABLE OF DOMINANT PAINTING SUBJECTS
Major Terms Found in the Text
Bibliography
Index
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