The art of sumi-e

beautiful ink painting using Japanese brushwork
Naomi Okamoto
Book - 2015

In this beautiful book, Naomi Okamoto passes on her experience and knowledge of Sumi-e -- traditional Japanese ink painting that uses only ink, white space and simple brushstrokes to capture the essence of an object, person, animal or scene. With her deep understanding of both the technical and spiritual aspects of this ancient art, she guides the reader expertly through the materials required and the techniques involved, successfully conveying as she does so the cultural and historical background to this exquisite art form. There are numerous ink paintings and simple exercises throughout, making this book ideal for anyone wishing to acquire the skills associated with Sumi-e, as well as an understanding of the philosophy behind it.

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Okamoto, Naomi, 1951- (Author)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Tunbridge Wells, Kent : Search Press, 2015.
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