The Yin/yang of Painting
A Contemporary Master Reveals the Secrets of Painting Found in Ancient Chinese PhilosophyBook - 2000
The ancient Chinese philosophy of yin yang is a way of explaining the nature of all things through the harmonious balancing of opposites. According to this system, successful art is the result of these harmoniously-balanced energies, and artists must understand how to control these contrasting elements to their advantage. This manual presents an approach to painting based on the yin yang principles. Part One examines all the traditional elements of painting, from value (light/dark) and texture (thick/thin) to colour (warm/cold) and brushwork (sharp/blurred) as evolving from a true balance of opposites. Part Two focuses on the major genres of painting - still life, landscape, and the figure. Here, step-by-step demonstrations illuminate all the yin yang principles employed in the creation of a successful painting.
Publisher: New York : Watson-Guptill Publications, 2000
Branch Call Number: 751.4 ZHANG
Characteristics: 144 p. :,ill. (some col.) ;,24 cm