The stroke in the art of Sumi-e
Text: Anna Maria Llagostera
The art of ink painting is one of the ways very similar to Zen Japanese calligraphy. In Oriental culture, it is considered art everything valuable for the development of the spirit.
One of the characteristics of the art ink is the speed and spontaneity in the execution of the works. Mastery is achieved by constant repetition getting to the essence of the object and purpose forgetting. An art of contemplative spirit, refinement, trace brave and determined, dynamic and expressive brushstrokes.
The oriental aesthetic parameters, are part of the method. The aesthetic is based on Zen principles millennium, austerity in line, naturalness and simplicity.
Include the empty immateriality. The expression of the sense of emptiness and fullness are set energy and gesture containing the work.
One goal of the ink painting is to capture the essence of the spirit. It is a symbolic and spiritual painting, full of subtleties, beauty is not in appearance, but in what it represents. A stroke leads to another as writing.
The action of painting does not represent reality, expressed the reality that is the vital energy, breathing, which is Life.
The Papers used in this workshop are available at RAIMA:
Photos of the workshop taught on RAIMA Thursday 14th April 2016