The Art of Chinese Brush Painting

The Art of Chinese Brush Painting

by Maggie Cross
     
 

The history of the ancient art as well as the techniques and materials required to produce stunning Chinese brush paintings
 
Chinese brush painting is steeped in history, symbolism, and ritual, and closely linked to Chinese calligraphy. This beautifully illustrated book takes readers on a journey through the steps needed to produce stunning

Overview


The history of the ancient art as well as the techniques and materials required to produce stunning Chinese brush paintings
 
Chinese brush painting is steeped in history, symbolism, and ritual, and closely linked to Chinese calligraphy. This beautifully illustrated book takes readers on a journey through the steps needed to produce stunning paintings of flowers, birds, animals, and landscapes. Advice is given on basic brush strokes, color mixing, and brush loading; creating a composition of a variety of subjects; and mounting a work for display. Written by a respected artist and teacher, it covers traditional techniques as well as more recent innovative ideas, and reveals the beauty and mastery behind this art.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781847972897
Publisher:
Crowood Press, Limited, The
Publication date:
04/01/2012
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
1,336,990
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author


Maggie Cross grew up in Hong Kong where she learned to speak Cantonese and write Chinese characters. Over the years, she has worked with many Chinese masters. Her work is held in many collections around the world.

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