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Chinese Painting Techniquesby Alison Stil Cameron
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The first guide to unify the philosophical and imitative methods of instruction in the art of Chinese painting. The text explains the tools of the art and basic strokes and writing of Chinese characters before moving on to demonstrate the use of these strokes to represent trees, flowers, boats, rocks, insects, others.
The first guide to unify the philosophical and imitative methods of instruction in the art of Chinese painting explains the tools of the art and basic strokes and demonstrates their uses.
Table of Contents
PREFACE by James Cahill
1. Materials and Equipment (Figs. 1-3)
2. "Ink, Inkstone, and Brush (Figs. 4-12)"
3. Painting Strokes (Figs. 13-32)
LESSON 1: Basic Strokes
LESSON 2: Charaters
4. The Three Friends (Figs. 33-116)
"LESSON 1: Bamboo, Mo Ku Style"
"LESSON 2: Pine, Pai, Miao Style"
"LESSON 3: Plum, Ku Fa and Mo Ku Style"
LESSON 4: Composition
5. Landscape Painting (Figs. 117-180)
LESSON 1: Trees
LESSON 2: Foliage
LESSON 3: Rocks and Other Land
LESSON 4: Figures and Animals
LESSON 5: Dwellings
LESSON 6: Boats
LESSON 7: Water
LESSON 8: Distant Hills and Mountains
LESSON 9: Landscape Composition
6. Use of Color (Figs. 181-194)
7. "Flowers, Birds, and Insects (Figs. 195-231)"
LESSON 1: Flowers
LESSON 2: Birds
LESSON 3: Insects
8. Human Figures (Figs. 232-249)
9. Mounting Process (Figs. 250-255)
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