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Chinese Brush Painting: A Beginner's Step-by-Step Guide

Zhou Guohua Mei Ruo



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01 May 2018
Art & Architecture; Painting & paintings; Painting & art manuals
Chinese painting is an ancient art exhibited on silk or paper using brushwork with water, ink, and colour pigments. The two main classical techniques are gongbi and freehand style. Landscaping, flowers and birds, and human figures are the common themes. Chinese painting is mainly presented in lines, shades, and white space to express the feelings towards the nature and social phenomena. The traditional subjects, such as mandarin ducks, butterflies, the Four Gentlemen (plum blossoms, orchids, bamboos, and chrysanthemum) contain rich cultural meaning.

This book illustrates various basic Chinese painting techniques with the use of different tools, brushwork, and colour mixing. With the step-by-step projects, you can first follow the introductory lessons to learn the basic skills of brushwork, usage of paper, and characteristics of water, ink and colours; then follow the advanced lessons to learn the compositions and more complicated colour applications to create your own beautiful art.
By:   Zhou Guohua, Mei Ruo
Imprint:   Tuttle
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 260mm,  Width: 184mm, 
Weight:   794g
ISBN:   9781602200340
ISBN 10:   1602200343
Pages:   180
Publication Date:   01 May 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Mei Ruo started to learn the traditional Western painting at the age of ten and Chinese painting at the age of twelve. He is famous for his gongbi and freehand style techniques as well as creative themes. He is the vice president of Shanghai Luwan Art Institute and has participated in various overseas exchange events.

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