Posts Tagged ‘Xuan’

Chinese calligraphy lessons: 13. Paper

Saturday, July 21st, 2012

top chinese calligraphy I this lesson, I talk about paper.

The primary factor that influences writing is the writer. However, paper that is designed to be used in this context will make it easier.

Xuan (宣) paper is most popular, traditional, and prestigious. I recommend single-ply unsized or half sized xuan paper for both practice and presentation.

Tian Yunzhang’s paper comparison: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcDb3rex1A4

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Chinese Painting Flower Birds (Part 17/3000) + Paintings of Flower & Bird

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

top chinese painting http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&source=hp&q=%E7%94%B0%E4%B8%96%E5%85%89&gbv=2&aq=f&oq=&aqi=#start=0 Free pictures of Professor Tian Shiguang 田世光 (teacher of Prof. Jin Hongjun)

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&as_q=&as_epq=%E5%A4%AA%E5%B9%B3%E9%B3%A5&as_oq=&as_eq=&num=10&lr=lang_en&as_filetype=&ft=i&as_sitesearch=&as_qdr=all&as_rights=&as_occt=any&cr=&as_nlo=&as_nhi=&safe=images (something about 太平鳥) 太平鳥科 Bombycillidae · 太平鳥 Bombycilla garrulus, en:Bohemian Waxwing · 小太平鳥 Bombycilla japonica, en:Japanese Waxwing

Free Chinese painting from Google 花鳥畫大全

http://images.google.com/images?gbv=2&hl=en&sa=1&q=%E8%8A%B1%E9%B3%A5%E7%95%AB&aq=f&oq=&aqi=&start=0

http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&source=hp&q=%E8%8A%B1%E9%B8%9F%E7%94%BB&btnG=Search+Images&gbv=2&aq=f&oq=&aqi=

birds anatomy

http://www.earthlife.net/birds/anatomy.html

http://www.all-birds.com/Anatomy.htm

The term Chinese Flower and Bird Paintings include flowers, birds, plants, animals and various subjects other than pure figure and landscape painting.

These video series will cover both traditional and modern approaches in Gongbi and Xieyi styles of oriental painting and sumi-e and some related Chinese calligraphy techniques and terms. The subjects will cover roosters, eagles, cranes, raggedy birds, flowers, crickets, grass hoppers, sparrows, butterflies, dragonflies, insects, and etc by various Chinese painting masters or professors.

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3D Animated Chinese Painting – Landscape + Poems in English Caption

Monday, July 9th, 2012

top chinese painting Google pictures of Chinese landscape http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&source=hp&q=Chinese+landscape+painting&gbv=2&aq=f&oq=&aqi=g1
3D Chinese Painting animation of landscapes and flower and bird video series
The term Chinese Flower and Bird Paintings include flowers, birds, plants, animals and various subjects other than pure figure and landscape painting.
These video series will cover both traditional and modern approaches in Gongbi and Xieyi styles of oriental painting and sumi-e in computer animation of roosters, eagles, cranes, raggedy birds, flowers, crickets, grass hoppers, sparrows, butterflies, dragonflies, insects, and masterpieces by various Chinese painting masters or professors.

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Chinese Flower Bird paintings (Part 1/3000) – Gongbi Bird

Wednesday, July 4th, 2012

top chinese painting Free Chinese painting 花鸟画 pictures http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&source=hp&q=%E8%8A%B1%E9%B8%9F%E7%94%BB&btnG=Search+Images&gbv=2&aq=f&oq=&aqi=

birds anatomy

http://www.earthlife.net/birds/anatomy.html

http://www.all-birds.com/Anatomy.htm

The term Chinese Flower and Bird Paintings include flowers, birds, plants, animals and various subjects other than pure figure and landscape painting.

These video series will cover both traditional and modern approaches in Gongbi and Xieyi styles of oriental painting and sumi-e and some related Chinese calligraphy techniques and terms. The subjects will cover roosters, raggedy birds, flowers, crickets, grass hoppers, butterflies, dragonflies, insects, and etc by various Chinese painting masters or professors.

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Traditional Chinese Landscape + Chinese 2008 Pinetrees

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

top chinese painting Example of NON traditional Chinese painting
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHKIuCkPDzg (This painter uses combinations of traditional and non traditional methods. Zeng Gang’s paintings are considered “modern” styles in China.

Chinese painting pine tree http://www.google.com/images?um=1&hl=en&tbs=isch%3A1&sa=1&q=Chinese+painting+pine+tree&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai=
DISCLAIMER: NOT ALL the Google Images in the above search results are Traditional Chinese landscape painting. We cannot take things literally without checking their authenticity.

Please compare with Song dynasty which has one of the most traditional Chinese painting styles

http://www.google.com/images?um=1&hl=en&tbs=isch%3A1&sa=1&q=Song+dynasty+Chinese+painting&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai=

To have more senses in English and understand the true “traditional” Chinese painting, this is by far the best English book of Chinese brush painting talking about historical masters.
Three Thousand Years of Chinese Painting [Paperback]
Professor Richard Barnhart (Author), Yang Xin (Author), Nie Chongzheng (Author), Professor James Cahill (Author), Lang Shaojun (Author), Hung Wu (Author), Richard M. Barnhart (Author), James Cahill (Author), Wu Hung (Author)
http://www.amazon.com/Three-Thousand-Years-Chinese-Painting/dp/0300094477/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1287785545&sr=8-1

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WHAT IS / ISN’T Traditional Chinese Painting with Watercolor. Google Image Inspired.

Monday, February 6th, 2012

top chinese painting In traditional Chinese painting, one must hold the brush as traditionally adopted by traditional Chinese calligraphers and painters. If a person holds a Chinese brush like the way people hold pencils or watercolor brushes, the different effects such as textures strokes for mountains, rocks, trees & etc. and the eight methods of the calligraphy characters “Yong” will not show.

The relationship between eight methods of the calligraphy characters “Yong” & Chinese brush painting. These common knowledge may not be revealed in books written in English.

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=%E6%B0%B8%E5%AD%97%E5%85%AB%E6%B3%95%E5%9C%8B%E7%95%AB&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai=

To understand the basic eight strokes and their application to CBP and the correct way to hold a Chinese painting brush, it’s required to study Chinese calligraphy.

In this, there lie the secrets of the ancient masters and their pictures from Google image.

http://www.google.com/images?um=1&hl=en&tbs=isch%3A1&sa=1&q=%E5%82%B3%E7%B5%B1%E5%9C%8B%E7%95%AB%E5%B1%B1%E6%B0%B4&btnG=Search&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai=

To know what “traditional” or “classical” Chinese painting styles are, the best sources include
http://www.amazon.com/Three-Thousand-Years-Chinese-Painting/dp/0300094477/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1287506243&sr=8-1 (purely classical plus early 20th century modern styles — A must read for all CBP people. This book is the most comprehensive CBP ever written in English. It’s very difficult to understand the techniques and terms mentioned. )
Many books written by Chinese painting professor James Cahill

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=James+Cahill

http://www.amazon.com/Chinese-Brush-Painting-Academic-Approach/dp/0984291504/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1287506243&sr=8-2#_ More modern, less traditional (classical)
Chinese painting books by O-shi Yang – More modern, less traditional (classical), mostly spontaneous styles
The terms “traditional Chinese painting,” “traditional Chinese calligraphy” and “traditionalchinesecalligraphy” have been improperly exploited and recognized by people who have not study Chinese calligraphy and CBP seriously and correctly.

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Yan Zhenqing 顏真卿 Chinese Calligraphy lesson

Sunday, January 29th, 2012

top chinese calligraphy Free online Yan Zhenqing models http://www.shufawest.us/models/index.html (for beginners)
Yan Zhenqing dictionary http://www.shufawest.us/zidian/zidian.html

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Chinese Painting Class Intro: Four Treasures of the Studio(3/3) – Xuan Paper

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

top chinese painting This video was shot for my online Chinese painting class in which I discussed Chinese painting materials. I would like to release it earlier so those of you who have already signed up for the class can have enough time to order your supplies because many of you are international students, and also I would like to share this introduction part of the class with anybody who are interested in learning this form of art so it might help you to make right decisions when you do your shopping at our online store http://www.BlueHeronArts.com and hope you will enroll my in class to learn more. Click here for up coming online Chinese painting class information.

http://www.blueheronarts.com/information.php?info_id=5

To purchape the STUDENT PACKAGE: http://www.blueheronarts.com/product_info.php?products_id=727

This value pack includes all the items in the basic supplies check list for my online Chinese painting class.
Please see “Basic Supplies Check List” for other supplies you will need. http://www.blueheronarts.com/information.php?info_id=4

I will be teachingt ArtfulGathering 2011, and here is class information:
Class Title: Sumi Ink and Watercolor on Rice Paper
Time: July 16th – August 20th, 2011
Description: Learn authentic Chinese painting from master artist, Henry Li. Sumi Ink and Watercolor on Rice Paper is a six week online class that will be suitable for beginners as well as the intermediate students. Step by step, you will see how to select and wield a Chinese brush, how to load it with ink and watercolors, and how to paint on various rice papers. Subject matters include bamboo-and-orchid, flowers-and-birds, animals and landscapes their basic strokes and principles of composition. Individual critiques of student work will be offered upon request, in the classroom setting, or through private e-mail with follow up instructions.
Course Fee: $65.00

FAQ
1. What’s the class schedule?
A: The time is flexible since students will be from all over the world via the Internet. I am thinking to do six lectures each about 1.5 hours. And may product follow-up videos during the class. You can watch the class video at your convenient time and share your art works with the class in the class forum.

2. Can we upload pictures to the classroom?
A: Yes, you can scan or take pictures of your artworks, then either upload them to the class forum to share with the class or email me to see. If you want my critiques, yes, I will give you. After you pay for the class you have access to all the videos from beginning to the end. You make your own schedule to learn and practice. I will be available during the class period checking the class forum and prove critiques. I may also do follow up videos to address common issues.

3. How do I register?
Here is what the students need to do is go to : http://www.artfulgathering.com/ and click on the top tab that says “Registration and Policies.” There is paypal or credit card options. It is 5.00 to register for the class. You will be notified by email in June when the class enrollment starts to pay for the tuition.

4. What materials do I need to prepare for the class?
A: Here is a basic Materials List: http://www.blueheronarts.com/article_info.php?articles_id=1

Please let me know if you have any questions about the class.

Henry Li
http://www.blueheronarts.com

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Traditional Chinese Painting – Chinese Flower Bird Painting – Watercolor. Google Image Inspired. 1/2

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

top chinese painting Chinese Flower Bird Painting

http://www.google.com/images?hl=en&q=Chinese%20Flower%20Bird%20Painting&um=1&ie=UTF-8&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi

Flower Bird Landscapes

http://www.google.com/images?um=1&hl=en&tbs=isch%3A1&sa=1&q=Chinese+Flower+Bird+Landscapes&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai=

Disclaimers: Not all of the pictures from Google Images above and included in those two videos are “traditional (classical)” Chinese painting styles.
To know what “traditional” or “classical” Chinese painting styles are, the best sources include
http://www.amazon.com/Three-Thousand-Years-Chinese-Painting/dp/0300094477/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1287506243&sr=8-1 (purely classical plus early 20th century modern styles — A must read for all CBP people. This book is the most comprehensive CBP ever written in English. It’s very difficult to understand the techniques and terms mentioned. )
Many books written by Chinese painting professor James Cahill

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=James+Cahill

http://www.amazon.com/Chinese-Brush-Painting-Academic-Approach/dp/0984291504/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1287506243&sr=8-2#_ More modern, less traditional (classical)
Chinese painting books by O-shi Yang – More modern, less traditional (classical), mostly spontaneous styles
The terms “traditional Chinese painting,” “traditional Chinese calligraphy” and “traditionalchinesecalligraphy” have been improperly exploited and recognized by people who have not study Chinese calligraphy and CBP seriously and correctly.

To know what “traditional Chinese calligraphy” is, this is the best English book that has purely 100% “traditional Chinese calligraphy” as written by historical Chinese masters and collected by museums in China, Europe (including Germany and England), Japan, and U.S.

http://www.amazon.com/Chinese-Calligraphy-Culture-Civilization-China/dp/0300121075/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1287508147&sr=1-3

After reading those two “3000 Years” books in depth, we will know how seriously Chinese people consider what “traditional” or “classical” should be as related to the styles of Chinese calligraphy and Chinese brush painting. That’s why a student of Chinese calligraphy and Chinese brush painting, no matter a Chinese or a Westerner, a professor or a new beginner, should never, knowingly or unknowingly, use the terms “traditional Chinese painting” & “traditional Chinese calligraphy” lightly and improperly.

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Professional & entry level Chinese calligraphy paintings supplies and tools

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

top chinese calligraphy Over 30,000 items added on e-Bay periodically http://stores.ebay.com/Big-Teapot-Brush-Jade-Dress-eStore_4-Trs-Brush-Sets_W0QQcolZ4QQdirZ1QQfsubZ336676QQftidZ2QQtZkm

Forbidden City, the largest wholesale and distributor of Chinese calligraphy and painting supplies from Beijing & Dallas, provides tools, Xuan paper, brushes, ink stones, ink sticks at the lowest possible prices for people who love Chinese art.

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