Traditional Chinese Painting: Solitude

whiling-away-summer chinese painting

Social intercourse to change from a single individual to a group is universal. People come together for a multitude of reasons of creating a relationship, almost always of a mutually beneficial nature. There are end-purposes in almost all human endeavours,… Continue reading

ITO SHINSUI: MODERN PRINT MASTER

Before-Mirror Japanese print by Ito Shinsui

The prints designed by Japanese artist Ito Shinsui (1898-1972) feature traditional subjects, bold colours, and realism that went beyond 19th-century norms, a combination that achieved remarkable commercial success. In his homeland his reputation rested upon his paintings (from his later… Continue reading