Chinese Painting

Prof. Young always reminded his students that the strokes of Chinese Calligraphy were used in Chinese Painting.  Many famous Chinese painters were also calligraphers.  I did learn some Chinese painting from one of Prof. Young’s friends, Mr. Gao from Taiwan.  When Mr. Gao stayed in New York for several months I was attended his Chinese Painting Class in Chinatown.  The master text for Chinese painting is a classic called the Mustard Seed Garden.  I have the front cover and an example from the book below.  I believe it’s always better to have the original text besides an English translation. You will get a better understanding especially if you’re not fluent in Chinese.  I was able to obtain a book that does a good job in that regard!

Image # 13. Chinese Painting -Ch-front_0001

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Image # 15. Way of Chinese Painting -front Way of Chinese Painting -1

 

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