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Japanese Ink-Painting, Lessons in Suiboku Technique
Japanese Ink-Painting Lessons in Suiboku Technique Author:Ryukyu Saito "Here is a book to teach the beginner the fundamental techniques of suiboku, the unique form of Oriental art that has produced some of the world's finest masterpieces of ink painting. Originating in China and having its spiritual basis in Zen Buddhism, this form of expressing nature's colors through shades of black ink monochrome has been enjoy... more »ed throughout the centuries in the Orient as a hobby for the amateur.
The author who has devoted himself to acquainting more than 500 foreigners in Japan with the spirit and the special characteristics of this art, offers you step-by-step lessons with easy-to-understand explanations through nearly 60 illustrations, including 6 in color. The numerous photographs at the end of the book, in addition to showing the works of great masters in the art of suiboku, include several paintings by the author's pupils to prove what the amateur can achieve through careful observance of instructions and patient practice. As the author points out, this book is designed for the beginner, and "even the amateur can learn by himself and enjoy suiboku as a hobby."« less