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Zen Painting & Calligraphy

by Money L. Hickman & Jan Fontein

Condition: Very Good+

Zen Painting & Calligraphy by Money L. Hickman & Jan Fontein. Publisher: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (1971) Softcover: 173 pages: English ---- Very Good Condition. The book is clean, uncreased spine, secure binding, unmarked, no writing, no highlighting, crisp inner pages, no stains, no rips, no edge chipping, no page folds, no remainder marks, not ex-library. Some light signs of surface wear from use, storage and handling. Free USA Shipping ---- An exhibition of works of art lent by temples, private collectors, and public and private museums in Japan, organized in collaboration with the Agency for Cultural Affairs of the Japanese government. Today, ink monochrome painting is the art form most closely associated with Zen Buddhism. In general, the first Japanese artists to work in this medium were Zen monks who painted in a quick and evocative manner to express their religious views and personal convictions. Their preferred subjects were Zen patriarchs, teachers, and enlightened individuals. In time, however, artists moved on to secular themes such as bamboo, flowering plums, orchids, and birds, which in China were endowed with scholarly symbolism. The range of subject matter eventually broadened to include literary figures and landscapes, and the painting styles often became more important than personal expression. Calligraphy was brought to Japan from China and Chinese masters such as Wang Xizhi have had a profound influence, especially on the karayo style which is still practiced today. The indigenous Japanese wayo tradition only appeared towards the end of the Heian era. However, the calligraphy of Zen scholars was often more concerned with spiritual qualities and individual expression and shunned technicalities which led to unique and distinctly personal styles. Japanese calligraphy has three basic styles: Kaisho, Gyosho, and Sosho.
  • Bookseller: BanditBooks US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 221
  • Title: Zen Painting & Calligraphy
  • Author: Money L. Hickman & Jan Fontein
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good+
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Museum of Fine Arts
  • Place: Boston
  • Date published: 1971
  • Keywords: Zen Painting, Calligraphy, Money Hickman, Jan Fontein, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Japan Japanese Chine Chinese India Indian Art Ink
  • Bookseller catalogs: Art & Photography; Non-Fiction; Academic;



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