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The Sound of One Hand: Reaching Beyond the limits of Traditional Ink Painting

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Zen and Sumi-e


The Sumi-e art form is steeped in Zen Buddhism. In Sumi-e or ink painting, you have to 'become one' with the object in the painting. When you understand and/or experience how the simple and bold lines of the brush strokes and various shades of the ink are transformed to create a powerful spirit and energy, then you will have a sense of what these philosophies and paintings are all about.

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