Showing in conjunction with the Crafted Works of Art Show, the Chinese Brush Painting Society of San Diego will exhibit a selection of members' work.
Chinese brush painting is a highly valued ink and watercolor art form that originated in ancient China and has been preserved in its traditional form throughout history. The materials of Chinese brush painting- bamboo animal hair brushes, ink, ink stone, and rice paper- are the same now as they were for the ancient calligrapher. Chinese brush painting emphasizes perfecting brush strokes in concert with the artist’s spirit and considers white space an important part of the painting to create balance, simplicity, and serenity. Calligraphy (Chinese characters) and Chinese seals (chops) are used to title and sign artwork. Certain elements of nature have significance and symbolization in China, such as Orchid (Spring), Bamboo (Summer), Chrysanthemum (Autumn), and Plum Blossom (Winter), and are common subjects of Chinese paintings.
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