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Hardcover Oriental Painting Course: A Structured, Practical Guide to Painting Skills and Techniques Of... Book

ISBN: 0823033899

ISBN13: 9780823033898

Oriental Painting Course: A Structured, Practical Guide to Painting Skills and Techniques Of...

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A splendid review of several distinct painting styles of the Orient, ranging from basic brushstrokes that quickly produce finished work to complex compositions using advanced techniques. Both ancient... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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Breathtaking survey of modern contempary work

This book is exceptional! Not only does it provide a excellent overview of traditional oriental techniques, but shows modern interpretations, by several top contempoary Asian artists. The work of the two authors is simply breathtaking. It is beautifully produced, and offers a visual feast. There are many books which show how to hold an oriental brush - this book invites readers to apply traditional techniques as tools of expression. It is one of my favouite all time books and and I find something new and fresh each time I look at it.

Oriental Painting Book

Very impressed by the quality of the book which was as described. It arrived promptly as promised. Thank you.

a good beginner's book on free brush painting

This book could be a good beginner's text for self-teaching on traditional East Asian brush painting popular in China, Korea, and Japan. This book comprises 22 lessons, starting from calligraphy of Chinese characters to a complete landscape with people and animals, with reasonable instructions and beautiful paintings as examples. However, this book emphasizes "xieyi" (free brush painting) rather than "gongbi" (fine brush painting). To those who prefer "gongbi" (as I do), it is somewhat disappointing.


Wonderful book with explanations of origin and culture - great addition to your art book library - excellent read and techniques!

Best oriental paiting book, beautiful illustrations

If I had to recommend one oriental painting book, this would be it. It includes the most information and the clearest explanations. It is also in full-color and has many beautiful illustrations throughout. First, the book covers materials including how to choose papers, brushes, and inks. I found the photos of each brush to be very helpful. It then teaches you to how to hold the brush correctly & make basic Asian characters. There are wonderful step-by-step demonstrations on painting bamboo, orchids, wisteria, chysanthemums, plum blossoms & various animals. Also covered are various landscape elements, water types, buildings, & figures.The book also covers qi, color, composition, perspective, mounting your artwork and using seals. Some historical information and a glossary in the back are great bonuses.
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