The Yin/Yang Of Painting: A Contemporary Master Reveals The Secrets Of Painting Found In Ancient Chinese Philosophy

The Yin/Yang Of Painting: A Contemporary Master Reveals The Secrets Of Painting Found In Ancient Chinese Philosophy

The Yin/Yang of Painting: A Contemporary Master Reveals the Secrets of Painting Found in Ancient Chinese Philosophy

Through the harmonious balancing of opposites, the ancient Chinese philosophy of yin yang is beautifully applied to the art of painting in an illuminating, results-oriented instructional for artists of all levels. According to this time-honored system, successful art is based on balanced energies and the control of contrasting elements within a work. This remarkably simple approach is presented in two seamless parts. Part One examines the traditional elements of painting-from value (light/dark) and texture (thick/thin) to color (warm/cold) and brushwork (sharp/blurred)-as evolving from a true balance of opposites. Part Two's step-by-step demonstrations focus on major genres of painting-still life, landscape, and the figure-employing all the yin-yang principles for the completion of successful paintings.

From Library Journal
Several books have recently been published applying ancient Eastern philosophy to painting, including Jeanne Carbonetti's The Tao of Watercolor (Watson-Guptill, 1998), which was very successful. The Chinese philosophy of yin and yang comprises a natural framework for creating art. With yin and yang, the world and in this case the world within a painting is seen in terms of the balance of opposites. Positive...

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