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Chinese Painting Techniques

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Over thousands of years, the art of Chinese paintings has been refined into an exquisitely developed system of visual representation. But until the publication of this volume, there was no single source that bridged the gap between the philosophical and imitative methods of instruction. Alison Stilwell Cameron, daughter of famed World War II General Joseph Stilwell, spent her early childhood and teenage years in China where she studied under two renowned Chinese artists—Yu Fei-am and Prince P'u Ju of the imperial family. Having achieved wide recognition for her mastery of Chinese painting, she distilled her knowledge in this book, providing step-by-step instruction for those with no art training at all.

Starting with an explanation of the physical tools of the art, she describes the basic strokes and the creation of Chinese characters before moving on to demonstrate the use of these strokes to represent trees, flowers, rocks, boats, insects, birds, and other subjects. These elements are then combined to produce finished Chinese paintings, "the kind of pleasing and satisfying pictures that thousands of amateurs have been producing in China for centuries."

Enhanced with hundreds of illustrations, including 36 in full color, this handsome volume also contains a chapter on the mounting process, a valuable bibliography, and an index. It is an invaluable guide to an art, which—once mastered—will not only delight viewing audiences but will bring satisfaction throughout the artist's lifetime.

Synopsis:

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.

Synopsis:

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

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

INTRODUCTION

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)

BIBLIOGRAPHY

INDEX

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486407081
Author:
Cameron, Alison Stilwell
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
on Stilwell
Author:
Cameron, Alis
Author:
Art Instruction
Location:
Mineola, NY :
Subject:
Painting
Subject:
Asian
Subject:
Techniques
Subject:
Technique
Subject:
History - Asian
Subject:
Painting, Chinese
Subject:
Ink painting, Chinese.
Subject:
Painting - General
Subject:
Techniques - General
Subject:
Techniques - Painting
Subject:
Painting, Chinese -- Technique.
Subject:
Art-History and Criticism
Edition Number:
Dover ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Art Instruction
Publication Date:
19990731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
232
Dimensions:
9 x 9.25 in 1.95 lb

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