SUMI-E: An Introduction to Ink Painting
by Nanae Momiyama
Publisher: Japan Society 1966
Number of pages: 39
Sumi-e, or ink and brush painting, must be discussed in terms of the religion and philosophy it expresses. Originating in China, sumi-e was the art of Zen priests, by whom it was introduced into and practiced in Japan. Sumi-e is thus an expression of Zen Buddhism, a religion of extreme selfdiscipline, concentration, detachment, and contemplation.
Home page url
Download or read it online for free here:
by S. L. Bensusan - T. C. & E. C. Jack
A serious artist who added to splendid natural gifts a steadfastness of purpose, a determination to do his best, a love of Andalusia, and a devotion to the religion in which he was brought up that must compel the admiration of thinking men.
by Walter Crane - G. Bell & Sons, Ltd.
The substance of the following chapters on Line and Form originally formed a series of lectures delivered to the students of the Manchester Municipal School of Art. There is no pretension to an exhaustive treatment of a subject.
- National painters magazine
A reference encyclopedia answering knotty problems that confront the painter, decorator, and paint manufacturer in their everyday work. This book will meet with the approval of the craft at large, and it is dedicated to the painters and decorators...
by S. S. Van Dine - Dodd, Mead
This book inquires into the function of all great art, and defines those elements which make for genuine worth. It explains both the basic and superficial differences between ancient and modern art and points out the superiority of the new methods.